This is one of the varieties commonly found in eastern markets from

Almeria and Malaga, Spain, although occasionally it may come from

California where the variety, or similar varieties confused with it,

is now grown. This sort is remarkable for its wonderful keeping

qualities; it is adapted only to hot interior regions. The Almeria

cultivated by the California Experiment Station is described as


"Vine vigorous; leaves of medium size, round and slightly or not

at all lobed, quite glabrous on both sides, teeth obtuse and

alternately large and small; bunches large, loose or compact,

irregular conical; berries from small to large, cylindrical,

flattened on the ends, very hard and tasteless."