Rare Italian heirloom brought by a Sicilian man to the U.S. in 1987; who said its slices look like red-petaled flowers. Striking crayfish red costoluta (ribbed) fruits weigh up to 6 ounces. The firm flesh is perfect for making tomato sauce or paste, but for it's incredible flavor, it also makes a great slice on sandwiches. 70-90 days from transplant. Likes heat.