What are the pros? Vigorous, resilient plant
What are the cons? Mealy, pasty, little flavor
I received these (and the green variety) as free samples and figured, oh why not? On the plus side, theygerminated well and grew very quickly--by far the earliest and fastest developing tomatoes I've grown. They are handling insects fine and show little sign of disease, though they are well on their way to being 10 feet tall. As a result of their positive qualities, the end product is unusually disappointing. They are the mealiest, mushiness tomatoes I have ever grown. Even when not quite ripe they have an unpleasant texture. That distinct tomato flavor never appears--I've had commercially grown tomatoes with better flavor. I will probably consign the fruit to a sauce that has other ingredients to carry the weight--these certainly won't.
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