One of a series of innovative breeding lines from the former National Vegetable Research Station at Wellesbourne (now Warwick HRI, part of Warwick University), it remained a stalwart variety amongst gardeners for many years. An early, prolific and fast-growing round-rooted type; Lawrence Hills states in The Vegetable Finder that it matures in about 10 weeks. Excellent sweet flavour; both juicy and crunchy when young.
This variety was donated by Unwins Seeds in 1992. It has tender flesh whick is easy to peel, so is the perfect choice for salads. It is also great for making a tasty Borscht: cabbage, beetroot and tomato soup.