It develops few rootlets and has a long, slim shape. The flesh is fine grained, sweet and of superior flavor. White tapered roots 3 to 3 1/2 inches. Crowns are flat with rather square shoulder. 10-12 inches, taper to a point. Excellent flavor with tender white flesh. Medium green top 12-16 inches.
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.