Metechi (Marbled Purple Stripe) The plants are more upright and broader leafed than others and has large bulbil capsule and bulbils. The bulbs are nicely colored and very firm. Cloves are few, but large and fat, with blushed and lined skins that are thick. Long storing. Raw it tastes fiery but ends with a pleasing finish. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.