Introduced into the 1998 Yearbook by SSE member Jeff Nekola. Grown since the early 1900s by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pink paste-type 4-6 ounce fruits. Excellent flavor. Heavy yields, great for canning. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.