What are some different varieties of garlic?


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Garlic comes in two main varieties: hardneck and softneck. Some hardneck varieties include rocambole, porcelain and silver stripe, while softneck varieties include artichoke and silverskin.

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Hardneck varities of garlic have hard stalks that come out an inch or two from the bulb. Rocambole garlic has a rich taste and peels easily, producing about one clove, while porcelain produces about four. Purple stripe is best for making baked garlic. Softneck garlic has a papery layer on top of it and is the most common variety in grocery stores. Silverskin has a strong flavor and lasts up to a year when dried, while artichoke is more mild and lasts for about eight months.

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