Resembles a white carrot! 9-12"H plants produce giant white 24"L x 3"W roots with a sweet, mild flavor and crispy texture. Retains mild flavor even when very large. Heat tolerant. Good keeper. Delicious pickled, stir-fried, steamed or raw. Excellent cover crop and food source for a variety of animals such as deer, cattle, rabbits and chickens.
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.