The Sharlyn melon has a cracked skin with tan and yellow-orange coloring. Superficially resembling an elongated Cantaloupe, the Sharlyn does not possess the sweet unctuous flavor of Cantaloupes, rather a more restrained balance of sweetness
It is the only lettuce type that does not occur in red form as well as green. Iceberg is the given name to dozens of cultivars of lettuce, all of which are adapted to specific planting regions and time periods.
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Garlic flowers are produced on hardneck garlic varieties. Hardneck garlic creates a scape (the long green stalk that stems up from the root and bulb). The scape produces the" flowers" which are by definition, bubils - miniature bulbs. If the scape and bubils are not trimmed, then the garlic is expending energy to unnecessary areas of the plant, leaving for smaller bulbs. Malformation of flower buds is often seen today as an evolutionary consequence due to the development of sterility in garlic. Hence it is an occurance that has developed over the past century.
Garlic flowers are essentially miniature garlic bulbs. They appear as the garlic has reached maturity. In fact, they are akin to the plant bolting. The micro lime green and white bulbs are extremely pungent in both fragrance and flavor.
Garlic flowers are best suited as a garnish in savory dishes both cold and hot, used sparingly as they are very forward in flavor and fragrance.
Garlic is native to Central Asia. Garlic's evolution began with fertile plants, continued with sterile plants and incomplete bolting and ended with non-bolting "genotypes". Primitive garlic had more cold-hardiness, heat tolerance, larger numbers of foliage, and a later maturity stage than that of modern sterile varieties. Cultivated domestic garlic matures in about nine months. Hardneck varieties have a tendency to be more particular than softneck varieties, hence their desire to bolt early, producing scapes and flowers often before the bulb has reached maturity.