One of the most popular garden varieties for 100 years! Produces early high yields of uniform 1-2" diameter, bright red globes with crisp, tender, juicy, delicious, mild white flesh. Well suited to growing in containers. Does well in frames and greenhouses for forcing. Excellent for Fresh Markets, 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.