Coming from Russia as the name suggests it's supposed to do well in cold climates.
The inner skin of each clove, 8 in all, is reddish purple and cooks will like it as they are large and easy to prepare.
I've read that hardneck garlic doesn't store as long as softneck varieties and this one has a life of 5 - 7 months. Time will tell. As I've more hardneck varieties this year maybe I'll experience a 'hungry gap' when I've no garlic left in store. Hope not.
Taste? Garlicky and it livened up a roast hand of pork.