What are the pros? Firm, meaty, great for canning
What are the cons? not for a bed
I saw a few reviews here that say lots of BER. When planting I put a cup of agricultural gypsum underneath each plant...so no such problems here.
Very prolific plant ! Big fat sausage tomatoes hanging everywhere ( I grew 3 plants ). I make/can salsas, marinara and stewed tomatoes and this variety is fantastic for any of them. I still have about 5-6 dozen left after all my canning is done. I tried roasted tomatoes the other night, and once again these are a winner!
The fruit sets early but takes a long time to ripen to the nice mustardy-yellow color.
Most definitely I will grow again next year, but not in a bed. I will likley try a 5 gallon bucket elevated off the ground as these like to drape and sprawl everywhere. I used stakes and cages this year however they were not even needed. *** Also, had lots of 'sand flea' kinds of pests on the leaves but it did not slow the abundance of the plant at all.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?