Craig LeHoullier obtained seed from the USDA, gave some to Carolyn Male and they both grew it out and liked it. Carolyn made seed available through SSE in 1995. Craig has researched it back to 1941 from the Earl May Seed Co. There is information out there in seed catalogs and books that indicate it was a Livingston release. This is incorrect. Golden Queen, not White Queen, was released by Livingston in 1882.