Porcelain strains have become increasingly popular in recent years for good reason. These hardneck strains produce large bulbs with 4-7 large cloves. Great in the kitchen, you may only need to peel one or two cloves for a meal as the cloves can get as large as elephant garlic. Most of these strains have strong heat, both raw and cooked. An excellent choice for cold climates and high elevation locations. Some of the strains have proved to be adaptable to southern climates. Note: Porcelain strains average 40 cloves to the pound and therefore may require extra pounds of seed to produce desired crop.