Marble Purple Stripe garlics produce fewer but larger cloves averaging 8 to 12 per bulb. The cloves are noticeably tallish, crescent shaped with elongated tips, and arranged in a circular pattern.
Their bulb wrappers are thick, luxuriant and parchment-like. They are very white and as you peel away the outer layers, more and more purple striping shows up. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long, sharp pointed tips.
The Marble Purple Stripes could easily be mistaken for Porcelains were it not for their bold colors. They are one of the most fabulous garlics in the world. They are close to the size of the largest Artichoke garlics. They store much better, and stay firm longer.
Their size is only seconded by their larger flavor. Duganski has a hotter raw taste with a more pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Its flavor seems to hold up well in cooking.
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