Medium size fruits, oval-round shape, well netted with a hard rind. Deep orange, thick, very bold flavored flesh has a small seed cavity. Does not make a crown set. Concentrates its fruit set over a shorter period of time, thus reducing harvest time and cost. Pull when reaches full slip (net whitish in color over light green rind). Turns yellow in 2-3 hours after harvest. Good shipper.
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.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT
- 1,200 per Oz.
- 19,200 per Lb.
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles
- Oregano provides general pest protection