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Variety Comparison Chart

 

Asiatic

Turban

Creole

Purple Stripe

Glazed

Purple Stripe

Marbled

Purple Stripe

Porcelain

Rocambole

Silverskin

Artichoke

Bulbs/lb

6-11 7-10 6-9 4-7 4-7 4-7 4-6 5-10 3-6 5-10

Cloves/lb

45 60 75 55 55 55 40 60 70 65

Cloves/bulb

4-7 6-8 8-12 8-12 6-10 6-10 4-6 6-11 12-20 12-20

Storage Months

4 4 10-12 4-6 4-6 4-6 6 4-6 10-12 10

Clove

Wrapper Tightness

average average tight average average average tight loose tight tight
Bulb Color white striped, purple white striped, purple satin purple mottled purple white white white white, sploched
Clove Color brown, rosy purple pink, brown red purple, pink purple, pink brown purple, pink brown pink brown white, pink white
Flavor hot hot spicy, sweet full, great baked full, great baked full, great baked hot rich, robust hot mild
Maturity early very early mid mid mid early late late late early
Scapes (hardback/Softneck) yes hardneck weak - bolting weak - bolting yes hardneck yes hardneck yes hardneck yes hardneck yes hardneck no, softneck no, softneck
Climate Preferred mild, Southern mild, Southern hot, humid, Southern cold winters cold winters cold-cool winters cold winters cold winters cold-hot, versatile cool-hot, versatile