Ornamental/Edible. Very productive, succulent beauty has deep golden stalks, midrib and veins. Shiny leaves are rich medium green and lightly crumpled. Stalk and midrib are thick, broad, very tender and fleshy. Excellent golden color when young and holds color well to maturity. Excellent flavor, never tough or bitter. Very hardy, tolerates poor soil, inattention and can withstand frost and mild freezes. Harvest for baby leaf use or allow to mature to 23-26"H. Harvest regularly for cut-and come again variety. Perfect for containers! Can also grow as an ornamental in a mixed border or garden bed. Can be added to salads and soups, steamed, sautèd and stir-fried.
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 is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.