There will be 5 to 7 very large cloves with easy-to-peel skin that is dark brown with purple flushes. The cloves have pointed tips.
It has a very hot taste that lasts about a minute, with an aftertaste.
The flavour stands up well to cooking.
The garlic belongs to the purple stripe sub-group of hardneck garlic.
Bogatyr Purple Stripe Garlic is amongst the best storers in the hardneck group, from 7 to 9 months.