Thai garlic produces petite bulbs that carry about six to eight cloves that grow surrounding the garlic's center. When harvested at maturity, the cloves are encased in tight, firm wrappers varying in stripes and colors of purple and tan. The cloves themselves are creamy in color with a shallot rose colored hue on their surface. Regardless of size, their flavors are bold and the aromas are strong and pungent. Their fiery flavor will mellow with cooking.