- White-green skin matures to deep red-orange
- Fruit grows to 4 inches
- Rarely bitter, even when large
- 70 days
- ±850 seeds/oz
Introduced to SSE in 1982 by Clarice Cooper of Kansas and her late husband Auburn. Family heirloom dating to 1913 from Clarice’s grandfather Edmonson; still being maintained by Clarice. White-green blocky 4" fruits mature to a deep red-orange. Crisp and flavorful even when large; rarely bitter. Good for slicing, salads, and pickling. Hardy and prolific, disease and drought resistant. 70 days. ±850 seeds/oz.
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.