Most popular open pollinated variety! Tasty, 6-8" diameter, deep snow white heads are smooth and protected by silvery-green, heavy leaf growth. Known for vigorous, rapid growth and long harvest. Well adapted to short season areas. Self-blanching, needs no trying. Excellent for fresh markets and 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.