This is our smaller balbs sold for eating. Can still be planted. Chesnok Red Naturally Grown Garlic Bulbs Hardneck Garlic Purple Stripe. This is smaller perfect for eating. Robust, very hardy, keeps well, great performer in most US Regions Grows well in Northern and Southern States Beautiful red striped bulbs with Garlic flavor: Always a taste test winner with a rich sweet flavor when roasted and sautéed. Great raw too with a medium not to overpowering garlic flavor which is great in olive oil and salad dressing.Storage: Longer into spring.Collected in 1985 in the village of Shvelisi in the southern republic of Georgia.