Variation in population. One in 12 plants is much more prostrate in growth. One plant is more light green in color and doesn’t have as ruffled leaves. Leaves elliptic to ovate and have a wavy margin and lobed outline. Leaf angle is open to prostrate. Slight heading capabilities. Plants measure 15-22 inches tall and 30-42 inches wide. Average eating qualities.
History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662808). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. John Morgan (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Julian Wooten of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Mr. Wooten obtained seed from his mother, Reba James Wooten, a long-time seed collector who lived in the Cypress Creek area of Duplin Co. NC. She was in her 80’s at the time of her death in the early 1990’s. She received seed of this variety from her parents who collected it in the Maple Hill section of Pender Co. NC.