MUSIC: The most common kind of garlic grown in Ontario is called "Music", after its developer, Al Music, a farmer who switched from tobacco farming to growing garlic in the early 1980's and developed the strain from garlic he acquired in Italy. It's proven to be very adapted to southern Ontario growing conditions, and is a fine, flavourful garlic of medium pungency with large cloves, and which stores well.
LEGACY: Legacy is a wonderful heirloom variety, brought to Canada by German settlers in the 1800's.It does very well in cold climates and grows well on a wide range of soil types. Legacy has large bulbs with medium sized cloves. Bulbs have 6-8 cloves that have some pink to purple blushing. It is moderately spicy when first harvested and mellows with time. It has a rich flavour that we find particularly good for roasting.
Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat! Scapes taste just like garlic.