Organic Music Garlic Seed For Sale

USDA CCOF Certified Organic Garlic Bulbs

Are you looking for organic music garlic seeds for sale? Basaltic Farms organic Music garlic is a remarkable variety of garlic, known for its large size and distinctive flavor. Unlike other types of garlic, Music garlic usually has 4 to 6 large cloves; it has an excellent taste, is sweet and spicy, and is warm when eaten raw. 

Music garlic is a large, well-formed Italian porcelain garlic variety brought to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland of Italy. 

When cooking with Music, one clove equals 3 to 5 regular cloves, making it ideal for use in various dishes, from soups to stir-fry.

Music garlic is also very easy to grow, and garlic bulbs, when properly tended, can grow up to 4 inches in size. For these reasons, Music garlic is famous for home gardeners and commercial growers. Our USDA and CCOF Certified Organic Music Garlic Seed is 100% organic and guaranteed to produce high-quality bulbs. Order your Organic Music Garlic Seed today and enjoy the bountiful harvest of this versatile crop!

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About Organic Music Garlic Seeds

CCOF Certified Organic Music Garlic Seeds

Music is a Hard-neck – Porcelain Garlic variety. 

Music originally came from Al Music, who moved to Ontario, Canada, in 1956 from Bosnia. He had garlic seed that a Polish neighbor had given him, and noticing it grew exceptionally well in Ontario’s soil, he was soon selling his garlic far and wide. He would eventually become a co-founder of the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario.

Known as ‘Ontario garlic’ in Canada, this varietal has become very popular with our northern friends for its excellent cold tolerance and general disease resistance. There are entire festivals in Canada held around this varietal and 90% of garlic grown in Ontario is Music!

With such big cloves, no other garlic is easier to use in the kitchen; plus, Music has been shown to have higher than average levels of allicin, a sulfurous compound found in freshly crushed garlic that has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Numerous modern studies confirm that garlic has definite antibiotic properties and is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Music is famous for many reasons, all of which will have you falling in love with this irresistible plant. We prefer Music in everyday cooking because it’s fast and easy, and we love garlic. So when a recipe calls for 2 or 3 regular cloves, we double it with just one clove of Music.

Organic Music Garlic Seed Growing Schedule

When Is the Best Time To Plant Organic Music Garlic?

October – November Plant cloves in the ground 2 – 5 weeks before the first frost to obtain the largest cloves; you can plant in the spring but run the risk of smaller bulbs.

February – April: Garlic loves sandy loam soils, and if you have this type of soil, you can spread mulch, compost, or a mix of both over your crop to help insulate the garlic and feed your crop. After planting, we used a blend of organic alfalfa and straw as a covering to help suppress weeds. The mulch lasts until early spring. Weed watch begins as soon as they appear. You can apply more mulch, weed out the small ones first, or follow your farm’s cultural practices.

Fortunately, we use a finger weeder attached to our tractor to remove 95% of the weeds. By March, the mulch we applied in December breaks down, and we can weed 10 acres in 2 hours. We follow up by hand, which takes the 4 of us one day.

During growth, after the garlic is 6 inches tall, we use Neptunes Harvest as foilaire feed because it’s OMRI approved and 100% organic. It contains nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur; we use it every 2 to 3 weeks and stop applying it 45 days before the expected harvest. You can use a hand-carried sprayer for smaller gardens and scale up the sprayer as needed. Neptunes can be purchased everywhere and online.

Late May – Early June: You are ready to harvest garlic scapes from this hard-neck variety. Scapes are delicious to eat. When they appear and reach 8 to 12 inches of growth or start to curl, cut them off, leaving 2 to 3 inches of stem on the central scape stalk. Use them in salads, home-fried potatoes, and any place it calls for onions or garlic. Scapes are sweet and garlicky in flavor. Unfortunately, they only grow for about 4 to 6 weeks. You can freeze them for a couple of months. 

June – July: Music garlic typically grows over 3 feet high, and the main stem can reach 2 inches in diameter. Harvest your garlic as it matures; harvesting should be based on the dead to alive leaves ratio. Typically there are 10 to 12 sets of leaves on Music. When you see the dead leaves reach halfway up the stalk, it’s getting close. You can dig around the top of the bulb without disturbing the roots and check the bulb size; each week of growth makes a difference in size. Bulbs increase in size in the last 6 to 8 weeks of growth. 

July – August: After carefully pulling the garlic out of the ground, find a cool dark area with decent airflow and allow the garlic 3 to 5 weeks to cure. When curing garlic for long-term storage, remove all the stems and cut the roots off. Some dirt may adhere to papers. Try to remove the least amount of paper on the bulb for best storage, as you see in supermarkets. You can put the garlic into boxes or use large double paper bags and store it in the chosen cure area. Sort out any damaged or small bulbs, and save these for use in your kitchen. Select the best to replant for the following season. Store in a cool dark place for best results. 

Tip: Do not leave garlic bulbs exposed to the sun as they will start cooking in direct sunlight within 30 minutes and turn to mush during curing.

October – November: Start the process over again!

Organic Music Garlic Seed Planting Tips

How To Plant Organic Music Seed Garlic

Crack the heads of garlic open, separating the inner cloves and leaving their thin papery covering intact.

Plant only the largest, undamaged cloves, some cloves might get a nick or two in them from the head cracking process. Save the smaller and damaged cloves for a delicious batch of Toum, its like garlic mayonnaise, yum!

When planting cloves in the soil, place the pointy end up, 3-4 inches deep and 6 inches apart

Organic Music Garlic Seed Harvesting Tips

How To Harvest Music Garlic Seeds

When at least 50-75% of your crop has ½ green and brown leaves, stop watering and let the soil dry out.

Spot checks can be done to ensure the doneness of your garlic: lightly and carefully dig around a random bulb, or bulbs, and check its size without digging it up.

Using a hay fork, you can go and loosen the soil 8 to 12 inches away from bulbs, carefully as to not damage the bulbs, and loosen the soil to make it easier to get the garlic up.

Do not remove the excess dirt with water, dirt can be removed later when it’s dried with a soft brush. Be careful to not remove the layers of paper on the outside of the garlic

Organic Music Garlic Seed Curing Tips

How To Cure Organic Music Garlic Seeds

Another method for the most extended storage is not to remove the leaves or roots on your harvested garlic. Instead, the leaves and roots contain extra moisture and help with flavor compounds while your garlic is curing. Some dirt may appear on the outer papers; you can leave it as it is or gently bush it off when harvesting. Just make sure you don’t remove too many papers. Did you know that garlic papers match the number of leaves? So if you have nine leaves, you will have nine papers surrounding the bulb.

Hang bulbs in a well-ventilated, dry area out of direct sunlight and at room temperature, ensuring the temperature does not drop below 45 degrees. The best temperature range is 50 to 55 degrees in the storage area.

If you want to braid the garlic, please watch some Youtube videos on “Garlic braiding,” which takes considerable practice. Garlic curing time varies depending on the weather in your area. You will know when the garlic is adequately cured when the roots and leaves are dehydrated and easily breakable. Most garlic will take 3 to 6 weeks to cure. When done right, it can store for 12 months. You can also freeze garlic but must use it quickly after taking a bulb or two out of the freezer. We tried freezing it but noticed a significant drop in flavor.

Organic Music Garlic FAQ

How long does music garlic take to grow?

Organic Music garlic is a variety of garlic that takes about 240 days to grow or eight months.

Is music garlic hard or softneck?

There are two types of garlic: Hardneck and Softneck. Hardneck garlic, like Organic Music Garlic, is very popular with our customers because it has a more complex flavor than other softneck garlic.

Music Hardneck garlic is also known as Porcelain garlic and is beautiful. Here are some of the best-known Porcelain Varieties: Armenian, Calabria, Georgian Crystal, Georgian Fire, German Extra Hardy, Italian Red, Kyjev, Leningrad, Majestic, Music, Polish, Reisig, Romanian Red, and Zemo. Organic Music Garlic is an excellent choice for those who want big cloves, big bulbs, full flavor, and the best appearance in their garlic, thanks for choosing our Organic Music Garlic!

How many cloves of garlic are in music?

Each bulb typically contains 4-6 cloves, surrounded by thick, parchment-like wrappers known as papers. The bulbs are white, with a soft pink or purple hue, and the flower stalk is long and vibrant, also known as scapes which can be eaten when freshly cut. Organic Music Garlic is gorgeous and is a unique variety of garlic that is prized for its large bulbs and striking flower stalk.

Because Music typically grows over three feet high, it does have huge flower stalks which curl and bend into unique displays when dried and added to flower arrangements. Our Organic Music Garlic is grown using only organic methods and is perfect for anyone who wants to add some flavor to their cooking without sacrificing quality or health.

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