Early variety, medium sized smooth round deep red fruit, thin skinned, excellent taste, dependable cropping quality under a wide range of conditions, old commercial Australian variety introduced in 1932, similar to Grosse Lisse and earlier. Good shipper.
Originates from the Andes and cultivated in Central America. Suppresses couch grass, high in vitamin C, companion to parsley. Prefers open sunny positions. Sensitive to frosts. Water in furrows rather than overhead to reduce disease, declines if waterlogged. Does well on light to heavy soils with good drainage and high organic and phosphorus. Sow anytime in frost free areas, can sow indoors 5 weeks before transplanting in cooler areas or after last frost.
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