Produces a Napa type cylindrical 16"H leafy head slightly tapered to a point, 3½-4" across weighing 3-5 lb. Dense, narrow leaves with a deeper green outer color. Almost white, firm, crisp interior leaves with wide, flat white ribs. Light green leaves are tender, mild and sweet. Ideal for coleslaw, stir-fries and pickling. Prefers cooler temperatures, drought sensitive.
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.