When the skin is dark green the taste is mild and the flesh firm, great for slicing. As it ripens to a chocolate brown it takes on a sweet and slightly spicy aroma, perfect for salads. Allowed to develop to a dark red tinge the fruit becomes juicier and acquires a very sweet flavour.
This variety thrives on the Isle of Wight with the higher levels of light we receive. When cut open, the contrast of the chocolate brown skin and deep red inner flesh looks stunning.