- Goldman's Italian American XL
Goldman's Italian American XL
Offtype, large - (RL, Ind., pink, meaty fruits ave. 1+ lb., typical beefsteak, clear skin, pink meat, largest looked close 2 lb.) vs. standard: Distinctively pear-shaped with pleating. Deep red when ripe with juicy flesh. Outstanding, sweet, rich flavor when grown under drier conditions. Fruits fall off vine easily. Regular leaf, indeterminate vines, moderate yield from 81 days. Introduced by Amy Goldman in 2008; from a fruit obtained at a roadside stand in Italy. — DT original description.