Bill’s Pea Ridge 133045

Variation in variety. Two plants have blue-green leaves. One of these blue-green leaved plants has highly prominent veins that stand out. One of the green leaved plants has a more erect growth habit and ruffled leaves. Three plants with green leaves have more dentate margins. Leaves vary from elliptic to spatulate in shape and have moderate blistering. Plants measure 14-21 inches tall and 25-35 inches wide. Non-heading variety. Average taste qualities with slight bitterness.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662817). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Buddy Brickhouse of Gem Neck, North Carolina. Buddy believes this variety, like his others, dates back to his maternal grandmother and therefore likely to before 1910.

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