85 days. Large, smooth, 1-lb pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years, and was developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940s, after he sold plants for $1 each and paid oḀ the $6000 mortgage on his house. See the article in the Spring 2003 issue of Heirloom Gardener magazine!