As the name implies, this meaty beefsteak variety has a deep purple color that tends toward brown or black. The firm, juicy,
sweet-tart flesh, along with its jammy hue, often leads people to find the flavor evocative of a spicy zinfandel wine. Indeed,
it has similar vegetal undertones that are balanced with a natural sweetness.
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