I-258 is a large dark bluish colored fig with a medium to dark red interior. It is a favorite fig among collectors and is similar to Bourjassote Grise, but reportedly sweeter. It produces early and heavily. The fruit is sweet, richly-flavored, and juicy. I-258 is one of a series of Italian figs imported by collected Todd Kennedy from Dr. Grassi. Dr. Grassi had lost his notes so the original names of these Italian varieties have been lost.