Standard market variety! High yielding, large 4-6" diameter, smooth, globe-shaped yellow roots with deep purplish-red crowns and erect 20"H blue-green tops. Creamy yellow flesh is mellow, sweet and fine-grained. Turns bright orange when cooked. Cold hardy. Store well. Prepare just like potatoes: mash, bake in casseroles or add chunks to soups and stews. Edible tops make tasty sautèd greens.
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.