21 days-baby, 60 days mature. One of the mildest greens! Oblong, thick fairly smooth, 16-24"H dark green leaves. Heavy producer. Heat, cold and drought resistant. Serve raw as snacks or salads or cook in broth, stir-fries and soups. Excellent cover crop! USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.