What are the pros? early, productive, great taste
What are the cons? BER prone
Absolutely delicious. More brightness/acid backbone than most green-when-ripes for unusually bright, balanced flavor with typical GWR spicy/herbal notes and luscious texture. The first of my large tomato plants to flower and set fruit, and is now, in late September, over 8 feet tall and still loaded. For best flavor, pick when it has a pronounced amber blush on the blossom end but before it gets too mushy.
Did well against disease and pests and handled cold like a champ, but in hot weather I did find it very prone to the mushy, "stealth" form of blossom end rot, i.e., the kind that doesn't show until the fruit is nearly ripe and liquefies the bottom of the fruit under the skin. Granted, this summer was unusually brutal, and I had these plants in a new bed with poor tilth, but they did suffer much more from BER than other tomatoes in that bed. Still worth growing--production is so good that losing some to BER hardly mattered, and it's probably fine in normal years.
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