Cousins to Asiatics, Turbans are weakly-bolting hardnecks. Their origins tend to cluster strongly in the Asian periphery, such as Iran, China, etc. Turbans tend to have higher clove counts than Asiatics- 7 to 12 is typical. Letting the scape go to form bulbils has less effect on the bulb yield than other hardnecks, and they form fewer, but larger bulbils than usual, and are viable planting stock for quickly expanding the variety. Turban plants tend to be short-statured, lending themselves to dense planting patterns.
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