Most popular variety for over 100 years! Uniform, compact 24" plants yield 50-100 dark green 1½" sprouts over an extended period. Unusually fine, nutty, sweet flavor. Grown chiefly as a fall crop. Can withstand cooler temperatures. Uses: Canning, Commercial, Freezing, 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.