Late to ripen and to be harvested and very long storing. A simple taste that is strong and somewhat harsh raw. Best when sauteed to a light brown color. More likely to create bulbils in northern states and non-bolting in southern states. Some plants will fall over a week or two prior to ripening. Storage for 12 months is common, like the Creoles, but a more simpler taste. Around 12-18 cloves per bulb in a few layers.