What are the pros? Pretty, productive
What are the cons? OK taste, thick skin
I got about 100% germination rate, and the young plants were beautiful and vigorous. They seemed disease-resistant, but I didn't have a blight issue that year, just a very wet spring and dry summer that would challenge weaker plants. They produced lovely, striped, golf-ball sized fruit, with somewhat thick skin, so evenly sized and colored as to be appealing to markets (but I'm not a market grower). Some of my family members loved the flavor, which at worst is better than the best supermarket hybrid. It's ok, but I'd rather use that space to grow Speckled (striped) Romas, delicious sliced or cooked.
I would recommend these to market growers, however, as they taste good enough, are so pretty and can be transported more safely than some of the bigger heirlooms.
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