A true old southern favorite! Very tasty and flavorful. Heavy producer. Grows 2-3'H, upright with large yet with tender, mild and juicy blue-green crumpled leaves. Non-heading plant. Slow to bolt. Heat, cold and poor soil tolerant. Well adapted to all areas. Frost-light freezing improves the flavor! USES: Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Processing.
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.