Heavy yielding dark red fruit to 80mm. Sweet and delicious, ribbed and flattened, with thick flesh ideal for stuffing, gourmet dishes and salads. Plants 60cm tall, 75 days.
High in minerals and vitamins A and C. Known in tropical America from ancient times. In southern areas seeds can be started indoors and transplanted as an annual or plant as for tomatoes after last frost, in warmer areas can grow as a perennial. Likes sunny position with well drained soil, add lime for near neutral pH. Keep seed moist. 120-160 seeds per gram