Longtime favorite for sweet mild flavor! Extremely high yielding 18-24"H plant produces large, pointed yellow waxy fruits reaching 6-7"L x 1½"W. Turn brilliant red when mature. Crunchy fruits are a favorite for pickling, making delicious jams and relishes, garnishing sandwiches and salads, stuffing, sautèing, or munching straight from the garden!
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.