Successful Garlic Storage Tips

  • Garlic in oil must be refrigerated to avoid botulism.
  • Store unpeeled heads of garlic in an open container with air circulation in a cool, dry place away from other foods and the heat or steam from cooking. Do not store in plastic bags.
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze unpeeled garlic heads, however, peeled individual garlic cloves may be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • Properly stored hard-neck garlic bulbs keep 4-6 mo. Soft-neck bulbs store up to 12 mo.
  • Discard any sign of sprouting, bruising, softness, or mold (into garbage, not compost pile).
  • Garlic powder should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place.