Pleasant nutty flavor at baby leaf stage. Adds unmistakable fine peppery/sweet flavor when mature. Deeply serrated dark green leaves. Quick to sprout. Very hardy. Can be grown as a spring or fall crop. Nice accent for mixed salads when picked 2-3"L. Greens past their prime may be lightly steamed with other greens such as mustard or turnip greens, or used in cream soups. Cut-and-come-again green.
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.