Year: 2011, 2017
Seed Source: Dan & Val McMurray of Wyndel, BC.
2017 Definitely did better for me on the coast than in Edmonton, but that might partially have been due to uneven weather as well (including the plant being pummelled by hail, and never seeming to quite recover fully). Fruit taste and size comparable to on the coast, just a much smaller harvest. 2011 Absolutely delicious, fruity flavour. Sweet but not boring. Beautiful looking fruit, kind of resembles a brain when cut in half. A great, interesting variety.
Plant Growth Observations
Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate
Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate
Plant size: Large (5ft)
Leaf type: Regular
Leaf Coverage: Good
Maturity: Mid (80 days)
Skin colour: Bi-coloured (red/orange)
Flesh colour: Marbled (red/orange)
Fruit Shape: Oblate
Fruit Fasciation: Slight fasciation.
Fruit Firmness: Soft
Fruit Set: Good
Average Fruit Diameter: 4-5"
Average Fruit Length: 2-3"
Average Fruit Weight: 450g (16oz)
- In high heat, will split if not evenly watered.
- Minor susceptibility to blossom end rot.
- Original variety from Armenia, introduced by Charlotte Mullens of West Virginia in 1990.