Long, tapered 8-11"L. Lycopene, a cancer preventing antioxidant, gives it the striking color! Cooking deepens the color and flavor. Best steamed, cooked in soups or stews or roasted. USES: Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Juicing
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.