Most importantly I can now begin to see what types of garlic do well here and are worth planting this coming fall. By far the California and Pioneer Softneck and Krandasger grew better than any other. The Deerfield Purple was ready for harvest early but they produced smaller bulbs.
However, ease in cultivating is not the only characteristic we need to test these on. We need to taste the different varieties before we make a decision. Some of the hard to grow varieties may have flavors that justify the extra time and effort.