- Pale white to green tender skin
- Fruits grow to 2-5 inches
- Crisp, sweet flesh
- 50-60 days
Donated to SSE in 1989 by Graham and Margaret Collier of Tennessee. Margaret’s parents acquired this variety from a group of migrant people traveling through Indiana sometime around 1910. Short, blocky fruit, 2-5" long, 1½-2" diameter. Pale white-green tender skin. Crisp, moist flesh. Subtle flavor is slightly sweet and not bitter. 50-60 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.