Uniform planting. Ovate shaped leaves are dark green with a wavy margin and a fairly lobed outline. Leaves curve slightly upward and have light green to purple midveins and have moderate blistering. Plants measure 12-18.5 inches tall and 26-38 inches wide. Plants form well-developed heads. Bitter undertones, with a slight sweetness.
History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (G 32767). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2006 from John David Blackmon of Lumberton, North Carolina. Mr. Blackmon has grown and saved seeds of this variety for several decades. He likes it because of its large size, which for him is often 60 inches wide at maturity.