Classified as a Purple Stripe for convenience, it’s actually an unknown outlier. Collected from the Pskem River valley in Uzbekistan (not by me, someone else!) its genetics are probably not far from the earliest domesticated garlic. In the Northeast, it tends to sprout after the Porcelains but before much else, and usually matures earlier than most other Hardnecks. First to go to scape, too. It’s still half-wild, in that its clove-count tends to vary from 3 or 4 all the way to 6ish, and there are variabilities in bulb size. If you want to enjoy seeing what a half-domesticated garlic might grow like, this is it. With good fertility it’ll show some purple in the skin but not quite like a true Purple Stripe usually would.