In each bulb will be 4 to 7 fat, firm cloves with thick, tight brown skin marbled with purple. The cloves have pointed tips.
The garlic has a hot taste, and an aftertaste that lasts. The flavour stands up well in cooking.
It belongs to the Purple Stripe sub-group of hardneck garlic.
Metechi Purple Stripe Garlic possibly orginated in the Republic of Georgia.