One of the most popular varieties! 4-5'H, very productive open formed plants produce 7-9" meaty, tapered, ridged medium dark green pods with a full-bodied flavor. Harvest at about 3" L for best flavor. Extra hardy and vigorous! Cream colored flowers are also edible - may be stuffed or used as a garnish. Ornamental and edible. Excellent fried, steamed or in gumbos, soups and stews.
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.