Crinkle Leaf 132999

Continuous variation in planting. One plant is a lighter shade of green and more droopy leaves. Two plants are more heavily blistered and the leaves are more dentate (or crinkly as the name says). The others have some variability in leaf shape from flat and round to longer and elliptic. Plants measure 15-21 inches tall and 24-40 inches wide. Slightly tough and bitter, but has some underlying sweetness and a nice spicy flavor. Slight heading capabilities.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32555). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Alma Huffman of Richlands, North Carolina. Alma received this variety in 1998 from Virginia Jenkins, a neighbor who grew and saved seed for several decades.

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