Gig Harbor, WA, United States
February 26, 2015
Our family favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? rich color/flavor, not acidic

What are the cons? occasional mildly split fruits


These were our favorites in our Pacific NW garden in 2014 out of the varieties we tried out. We liked them so much they will be our main tomato for 2015 (plus a few cherries for fun). They made a gorgeous rich ruby sauce with an intense old fashioned fruity tomato flavor, without excessive acidity. My kids don't like acidic tomatoes but they LOVED these. They were great for fresh items like salsa and they did my Italian grandfather's famous marinara sauce recipe justice. He would have been so proud! The color of the cooked flesh isn't so unusual as to be odd for picky kids, but is a bit darker than your typical paste. The plants were hardy and prolific and easy to start from seed with high germination. The only thing I would change is that I'm going to need double the plants this year because we ran out early and we miss our Black Icicle tomatoes in the freezer. They were absolutely the best.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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