Black beauties with very soft skin and marvelous sweet flavor. Teardrop shape; skin violet-black; pulp light strawberry; texture slightly coarse; flavor good fresh and dried, with a wild, "foxy" component. The first of the two annual crops are very large in size and mostly sold fresh. Originated in southern Spain, introduced at San Diego in 1769 from Baja California missions. Accounts for 33% of the fresh crop and 24% of the dried.