Whole Cloves offered by us are often used to stud hams and pork, pushing the tapered end into the meat like a nail. A studded onion is frequently used to impart an elusive character to courts-bouillons, stocks and soups. Cloves are often used to enhance the flavor of game. The Clove flower buds are harvested in their immature state and then dried. Whole cloves are shaped like a small, reddish-brown spike, usually around one centimeter in length, with a bulbous top. Whole Cloves are the most common part in spice blends like garam masala, pumpkin spice and also used to make tea.