What are the pros? FLAVOR, texture, color, size
What are the cons? slow to ripen in >90F
I am part of that cult mentioned in the description. Damn, is this tomato amazing. If other people sing praises to their black beauties, purple cherokees or brandywines, that's just fine, but this tomato can knock even the most beloved heirlooms out of the park. With the hot Texas summer, it's much slower than other varieties in almost all regards (germination, growth, fruiting, ripening), but absolutely well worth the wait. I think I read somewhere that this guy does better with slightly cooler temps (by the time it is ready to start fruiting in the late summer, it often gets into the 100-110s during the day where I live, which definitely delays ripening.) If I plant in March (around the last frost date), I'll get green fruits by late July, but they won't ripen until a month later. Once this guy gets going, you'll get progressively larger and larger fruits. My record is 1.2lb. Worth noting that this variety is somewhat prone to cat facing and splitting in extreme environments.
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