Fine flavoured long smooth ridged fruit to 20cm, dark green with light stripes, bush plant, popular home or market variety. In Australia in 1920's. 53-63 days.
Quick growing, popular vegetable. Likes rich well drained soil, though not heavily fertilized, add lime to obtain pH of 6.5. Keep moist. Can sow indoors 5 weeks before planting, take care not to damage roots. For seed saving it is best to grow only one variety within 2km. Pick whilst still small at about 15cm. Sow after frost or indoors 5 weeks before transplanting.
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