Attractive purplish leaves and above ground globe bulbs with crisp white flesh. Mild turnip-cabbage flavor. Best harvested at 2- 2½" diameter. Slightly larger and later than White Vienna. Excellent raw, steamed, cooked or in stir-fries. Suitable for freezing.
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.