Porcelains tend to have large uniform cloves. Both raw and cooked, their flavour is outstanding and ranges from mildly sweet to shockingly hot.
They are great for roasting; many have a creamy, nutty flavour. They can be strong and hot when raw, and will carry their flavour through cooking.
Porcelains bulbs are large with approximately 4 to 6 large cloves that usually have reddish brown skins.
The bulb wrappers are white and thicker than other hardnecks, which means they keep longer. Still, they are easier to peel than softnecks.