Purple variety description

Oblong leaves with significant lobing at base of petiole and moderately undulating edges. Variation in amount of purple pigmentation on stems and petioles, ranging from extensive to absent. Leaves reach 10-12″ long, 6-8″ wide. Good flavor, slightly bitter. Largest leaves are a little tough.

Purple variety history

Annette Alford of Mobile, Alabama donated this variety to Seed Savers Exchange and simply indicated it is an old heirloom variety.

Seed Status:

D-pack means that the seeds are available through the Seed Savers Exchange. Regeneration project are underway with some varieties to build up enough sharable seed stock. We are actively looking for more seed stewards willing to regenerate and steward these varieties. Please get in touch if you are interested.