Softnecks (Silverskins) are recognized by the white papery skin and an abundance of cloves, often forming several layers around the central core. Softneck garlic offers a nice mild flavor and is the type you find in most grocery stores. It is great for cooking and very healthy! Since the necks of the stems are soft, they are perfect for braiding for long term storage. Softnecks grow well in warmer climates and can be planted in the spring as well as the fall. Hardiness zones 5-8.