Classic Italian variety. Superb flavor. High yields. Large glossy 6½" x 5" purplish black oval ribbed fruit can weigh up to 3 lbs. Bushy 2' plant spreading to 30".Tender (no need to peel) and tasty at all stages of growth. Green calyx.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.