Music has a great flavor that is sweet and pungent. It is very hot when eaten raw. Music is an Italian variety brought to to North America by Al Music in the 1980's. It averages 5 to 6 nice sized cloves per bulb.
Spanish Roja has a great flavor that is best described as 'true garlic'. It is hot and spicy. Spanish Roja was brought to the Northwestern United States in the late 1800's.
New York White is a great early season garlic. It has a deep, rich flavor but very little bite to it. When properly stored, this garlic will keep for months. This variety is a gardeners favorite and is a great place to start if you want to grow your own.
Chinese Pink is a hardneck variety that matures early in the season. Its plump cloves have a nice mellow garlic flavor that everyone can enjoy. Some people even enjoy it raw!
Inchelium garlic produces a large, flattened bulb. It is popular in raw form as well as cooked form. If you crush or chop it you will have a much more robust flavor as opposed to slicing it or leaving it whole. Inchelium makes a great garlic butter.
Korean Red is a vigorous grower with large foliage. It has flavor that is very strong, hot and spicy - and it sticks around for a long time. Korean Red usually has 8 to 9 easy to peel cloves that are a good size.
Duganski is a mid-season purple stripe garlic. The beautiful violet outer wrapper encases the violet-tinged cloves. This garlic starts out with a fiery flavor and then mellows out with a great aftertaste.
Bogatyr is a smaller variety with a lot going for it. The purple and violet-streaked cloves are wrapped in a thick white parchment-like skin. Each head yields 5 to 6 plump cloves. When eaten raw Bogatyr is very hot. This type of garlic lends itself to roasting which brings out its more complex flavors.
Nootka Rose is a great old heirloom variety that falls into the silverskin family. The wrappers are thick and white. They encase a beautiful deep mahogany colored clove with streaks of red. One bulb can contain 15 to 20 cloves! The taste is as bold as the looks with a full garlic flavor.
Russian Giant has a giant bold flavor that is very hot when eaten raw. This variety can get very big and it has an exceptionally long storage time. Each bulb averages around 5 HUGE cloves of garlic.