MEME DE BEAUCE
Heirloom from Canada. Large red/pink fruit (there is some debate), from 300 grams to one kilo, flattened and heavily ribbed .
A heirloom variety originating from Canada, it was discovered in 1995 by a carpenter in an abandoned house that he had to renovate. In the basement he found about 200 unidentified seeds which he gave to Gérard Parent who managed to germinate 3 seeds. The house had been uninhabited for 30 years and according to the neighbours there was no trace of a garden for 60 years.
Large red/pink fruit (there is some debate, let's say it turns from pink to red when fully ripe), 300 grams to one kilo, flattened and heavily ribbed at the top. Deep and wide depression at the stem attachment, trace of umbilicus in scarred line.
Firm and juicy beefy flesh, numerous lodges (10 to 24). Perfect acidity/sweetness balance, excellent taste.
Well adapted to cool or short season regions.
Beefsteak, Flattened, Ribbed
+ or - 1.8m