J&L Midnight Select

$2.25

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20

“J&L Midnight Select” is a creation by J&L Gardens, from a cross of OSU Blue x Amy’s Sugar Gem. It is essentially a red saladette with potentially heavy anthocyanin cap. I say “potentially,” because this variety sets fruit from the bottom center of the plant, working its way out and up. I read a statement by a vendor who is selling J&L Midnight Select: “It is not as dependent on direct sunlight for the color.” I will respectfully disagree with that statement. The fruits receiving shading by the plant, on the inner lower plant, developed no antho caps. The antho appeared and became progressively darker as the fruits were set in locations heavily exposed to sun. This is a variety that can get quite dark though. And it is quite prolific. The flavor and texture were good, neither worst nor best among anthocyanin-capped red saladettes and cherries. I would say that this is an easy antho variety to grow, and well worth the effort of a first time grower of “the purple tops,” who will be rewarded with an abundant and potentially inky-dark harvest.

12 in stock