What variety of garlic should i grow?

I'm looking into starting some garlic in my garden this fall, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a good garlic for southern California. i'm in zone 8B, and i have read that i probably want a hard-neck garlic, but can't seem to find anything more specific than that. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

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Burf7 years ago
8B is a warm zone area and hardneck garlic is best grown in cooler climates.
Any softneck garlic is more appropriate for your zone. Silverskin garlic will do well in your climate zone.
cyc4015 (author)  Burf7 years ago
thanks for the info, i read an article that recommended hard-necks as more flavorful, but didn't mention where they were growing. thanks for the tip!
mikeasaurus7 years ago
Elephant garlic not technically a garlic 
cyc4015 (author)  mikeasaurus7 years ago
didn't know that, but thanks for the heads up!
caarntedd7 years ago
Whatever tastes good while still managing to ward off vampires.
cyc4015 (author)  caarntedd7 years ago
Good call, I've been having alot of problems with that lately, i think i'll plant some under my windows!
Re-design7 years ago
I've grown garlic for the last 4 years in Northcentral Texas. I just go to the supermarket and pick up 2-3 heads of whatever they have and grow that. Works great for me so far.
cyc4015 (author)  Re-design7 years ago
Thanks for the advice, i'll probably do that!