For earlier parts to this story, see here.
Picked the first one today after noticing it started to colour about 3 or 4 days ago (this is where a current garden diary would come in handy).
These are some ripening:
And this is the one we opened today:
It has a very tough very short stem - cut it rather than trying to twist it off. Remember the stem has spikes!
It looked red enough …
And cut open, it looks fine:
But doesn't peel as well as a fully-ripe fruit will do - and tasted a tad tart, dang! another couple of days yet. I can see why the commercial growers count the days from pollination. Something like picking at 28 days for the supermarket and around 35 days for Food Connect or own eating. You can guess I did not make a note of when they were pollinated :-(
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