This is a interesting unknown Italian heirloom variety found growing between Cherokee reservoir and the smokey mountains in East Tennessee.
the parent tree was only protected for the first couple years roughly 25 years ago and is now towering 20 feet tall without any protection in zone 7A.
reported that the mother tree died back 20 years ago when temps went to -10F for a few days.
Mature tree height-width: 15-15?
Fruit Size: Medium/Large
Annual crop number: 2?
Ripens: Early August
Exterior: Red/green striping
interior Cavity: Yes
Eye size: large/Medium
Flavor profile: Melon/Berry
Foliage: Primarily single lobed with some slight rounded tri-lobe
Cold hardy: Yes
growth habit: very vigorous
Note: possibly part Palmata because of single lobe foliage?