We planted three types of garlic last year to figure out what we like the most, and what grows the best. and we have just harvested our Messidor, wow what great stuff. It is not always easy to grow good garlic here in Belgium (3 years ago we lost a lot due to extreme rain), but this time went pretty well. We always plant at the latest by the third week in September, and the harvest was 15 June which means they took 267 days of growing time! Our other sorts are still not ready, so even longer. We always take at least one seventh of the harvest for seed for next year.