Best planted in early summer for late harvest. Hearty plant that produces huge amounts of 6 oz., round fruits. Popular for it's good taste and long storage ability. Because of slow-ripening qualities fruits become ripe1-3 months after harvesting. Pick in autumn, after fruit develops a pale pink blush. Unblemished fruit stored without touching, at around 20 degrees, can last for 4 months. Light orange-red colour when ripe, with pink flesh.