What are the pros? vigorous, healthy, productive
What are the cons? personal taste on flavor
Not very sweet or acidic, but it has a savory, almost salty undertone and buttery texture that keeps it from being boring. I honestly didn't love for it for fresh eating, but some of my family members liked it best. It makes an AMAZING, rich, umami sauce--GREAT for cooking.
It was a puny seedling at first, but it later took off and matched my Big Beef F1 for vigor and production. No complaints there. It handled the heat OK and was disease resistant. It's early for the fruit size (early-mid season).
Note: fruit only turns black where it gets direct sun, so prune and grow in strong sun if you want black fruit. The non-black parts will be deep brick red when the tomato is ripe. Black skin absorbs heat, and this tomato is thin-skinned, so there can be problems with radial cracking and with splitting after rain. Maybe not ideal for market growers, but not a big issue for home use. Contrary to the description, though, I did not find it to hang well on the vine or keep on the counter.
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