What are the pros? Early, compact, dwarf, tasty
What are the cons? Not a large beefsteak
I'm fond of the E. European dwarfs because they work well in pots or in closely planted rows and do not overwhelm limited garden space. This tomato grew to 2 ft for me and produced heavily. I did not have problems with blight. However, with such short plants, it's important to water in a manner that prevents the foileage from staying wet all night, especially in a humid summer with frequent rain. I also mulch my plants which prevents splashing and contact with soil microorganisms. For me, Betalux produced well from early mid-season until fearly all and the fruits were flavorful. However with medium to small tomatoes on a short plant, you need to plant several if you like a lot of tomatoes. Solitary plants not shouldered in by others also require minor staking and a simple bamboo stick will do. This would probably be a good variety to try for growing in a greenhouse. The reason I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars is it's a good tomato, but I reserve 5 starts for absolutely the best.
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