San Diego Gardener
San Diego, CA
What are the pros? Large, good for slicing
What are the cons? Flavor ok but nothing special
To start with, I had this plant in a container, and a small one at that. It had only potting soil-good quality, but no native dirt-so it is entirely possible these factors impacted flavor and texture. I had heard numerous good reviews of this tomato including one from The Splendid Table. My experience was that the plant was disease free and a good producer of medium large red tomatoes. I was actually impressed by how much consistently large fruit it produced in a container. Unfortunately, I found the ripe fruit to be somewhat mealy and bland which seems to be the exact opposite of other reviewers. It has enough promise for me that I am going to try it in the ground next year to see if the flavor improves. It would have been a perfect slicing tomato if it weren't for the flavor/texture issue.
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