The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales (Mysticeti). At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 180 tonnes (200 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest extant animal and is the heaviest known to have existed.
220 days. Heading in March/April, tall 24-36 inch plants are covered with smallish, very sweet tasting purple heads that turn green when cooked. Hardy to below 10°F, Purple Sprouting is a delicious mainstay of the family spring food supply. English seed.