60 days. Ancient heirloom purportedly originating with the Creek Indians of Mississippi and named for its uniquely twisted shape. Huge plants, up to 10-ft. tall, produce loads of spineless, tender, light green pods about 8 to 10-in. long with a distinctive curve. Best when harvested under 6-in. long. Great old-timey flavor is perfect for making gumbo or for pickling.