This short day yellow has large globe to top shaped bulbs with straw colored skin. Thick scales with white sweet flesh. Resistant to bolting and pink root. Used widely in the southern latitudes throughout the world.
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.
A biennial plant is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year, the plant only grows leaves, stems, and roots, then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.