Colors of Garlic
The color of garlic is not important, but the most popular varieties are white. Colors for garlic include brilliant white, purple and dark wine.
Good quality garlic will be large, very firm, evenly-shaped (no missing cloves) and the sheath will be tight and unbroken.
Avoid garlic that is soft, spongy, is missing cloves or that has green sprouts growing from the tip.
Garlic is available year-round from California. Washington garlic is available from September through March.
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