Improved strain of California Wonder. Larger and more Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant. Compact, spreading, 24-28"H plant produces 4-4½" x 4",sweet, thick fleshed, 3-4 lobed dark green pendant fruits. Mature red fruits are the sweetest! High yields. Dense foliage protects against sunscald. Holds up well for baking and stuffing. Ideal for salads and eating raw.
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.