Vegetable Seeds

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 41

87.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
zentec
Location:
Monroe, MI, United States
Date:
August 20, 2017
          4.0
 
I Liked It.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Voracious grower

What are the cons? Heat Intolerant

Review:

This tomato tastes better than most purple/dark tomatoes, even the Cherokee Purple. What I liked about it was that it was very resistant to splitting, whereas the Cherokee Purple, that is my biggest complaint. In my area however, where there are a lot of commercial tomato fields, it is not terribly disease resistant. Does respond well to shots of nitrogen to try to outgrow diseases, but overall nothing gained here. Seems heat intolerant. This variety just quit doing anything during the hottest weeks of summer. Voracious grower, absolutely beautiful and wonderfully tasting fruit. The ripe fruit are not terribly useful for canning. Once the green shoulders are cut off, ripe fruit can fall apart quickly. I won't grow it again, but it is something to consider if you are looking for a great tasting dark heirloom.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Backyard Gardener
Location:
London, 6b, Canada
Date:
August 2, 2017
          5.0
 
First Time IndeterminateYUM
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fast fruiting, delicious

What are the cons? Extra support needed

Review:

Started indoors in March - much too early for 6b! They were taller than my light rig well before they could safely go outside, so I had to raise things up. Lesson here is to wait until April and/or build a better set-up. These beauties are robust with thick, sturdy stems. Unfortunately once they started setting fruit, the branches really wanted to sprawl out and down so I had to figure out additional support for them; this was my first year with an indeterminate variety after a few years of determinate bush types. They are delicious! Just ate my first two of the season and serious yum. Can't wait to share with friends and family the rest of the summer and early fall!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tomato freak
Location:
leslie, AR, United States
Date:
July 15, 2017
          4.0
 
very good eating
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? best tasting tomato

What are the cons? fragile, doesn't keep well

Review:

Some trouble to grow but worth every bit of it. Taste is outstanding.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
join
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
July 15, 2017
          5.0
 
LOVE IT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor; Earliness; Appearance

What are the cons? None

Review:

Our first tomato of the season. The colors on the skin are deep, metallic burgundy stripes intermingled with deep, metallic green stripes which shimmer in the sunlight. The flesh is dark pink with green seedbed and gel. Visually, they are stunning! PBTD is definitely a "show-off" tomato. The flavor is sublime. A pleasantly tart/acidic flavor that is rich and fabulous with a barely-perceptible sweetness. If you prefer super sweet tomatoes this one might not be for you. The acidic flavor of this tomato is tart but not sour and has a rich, complex, old-fashioned tomatoey taste. I love these!!

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BayAreaGardner
Location:
Oakland, CA, United States
Date:
May 9, 2017
          3.0
 
Prolific but spoils quickly
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, very prolific

What are the cons? Spoils quickly & thin skinned

Review:

We grew 4 of these and they were insanely prolific. We harvested more than 150 pounds from 4 plants with many of them weighing at 1.5 pounds. We liked them better green for frying than ripe. They need to be picked while still partially green (about 1/2 green) otherwise the flesh will be mushy and spoil very quickly. We didn't grow them again this year opting for new varieties but would consider planting 1-2 in the future.

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