What are the pros? Disease resistant, early
What are the cons? Not quite Sungold
I grew a single Sungold Select II last year next to a conventional hybrid F1 Sungold. For those who are unaware, many tomato growers have been trying to create an open-pollinated version of Sungold with, generally, little success.
My plant grew true, with little orange globes on long trusses. The fruit was tasty, but in a side-by-side comparison it just didn't stack up to its parent. It's less sweet and softer. The foliage didn't have that distinctive "Sungold" smell (a musky, hippie-esque smell, if you catch my drift) and the OP plant wasn't nearly as productive as the hybrid.
That said, it's a decent dupe and has many of Sungold's great qualities like disease resistance. If you have a huge garden, I'd say the cost-savings of being able to save seed from Sungold Select II out is worth the slightly inferior taste/production. As for me, with my little urban space, a single packet of Sungold F1 lasts me years, so I'll stick with that until Kraft releases a new strain.
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