Originally shared by British, French and Sardinia’s (Italian) soldiers returning from the Crimea War in 1856, in Crimea, Russia, a peninsula on the Black Sea. This indeterminate produces 8-16 oz. oblate shaped red to purple and mahogany slicers, perfect for sandwiches and salads. A favourite of growers and chefs alike, with flavors of Merlot, salty and sweet.
Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant or sow directly outdoors 2-3′ apart in full sun when ground is warm and all chance of frost has past. Support with stake or cage. Plants will benefit from an organic fertilizer.