There can be 14 to 24 easy-to-peel cloves in 5 layers. Occasionally a bulb will have up to 35 cloves. The cloves have mahogany skin streaked with red, and red tips, and a strong, somewhat sharp taste.
The garlic belongs to the Silverskin sub-group of softneck garlics.
Nootka Rose Silverskin Garlic was first identified in the San Juan Islands, Washington State.
Named by Steve Bensel of Nootka Rose Farm in Waldron, Washington State.