Lyda Gibbs 133047

Fairly uniform variety. Three plants have a bit more pigmentation on the tips of the leaves, but this could be from light frost damage. Light green leaves have a lobed outline and toothed margin with low blistering. Leaf angle is open, but leaves are rather straight. Plants measure 12.5-22.0 inches tall and 25-45 inches wide. Plants have light green petioles, but 5 plants have a little purple coloring on the midvein and petioles. Non-heading variety.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662820). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Mr. Carroll Gibbs of Swan Quarter, North Carolina. This variety is from his mother, Lyda Gibbs, who probably received it in 1925 from her family. Carroll estimates the variety probably dates back to before 1900.

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