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Large 10cm winter type, probably grown since the 16th century or before. Deep, near-black skin and snowy-white flesh; will keep all winter in good conditions. Fine, fairly hot flavour; good raw or cooked.
Allow seed pods to ripen and brown on plant before harvesting. Pull up the plants and hang in a well ventilated area to dry for a few days and then remove the pods by hand.
Thresh by either opening by hand or treading on the pods. Winnow and store under cool, dry conditions.