What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific
What are the cons? cracks easily
I tasted these at a restaurant in Napa and decided I needed to grow them. I've never grown tomatoes before, but these were easy to start from seed (no starts were available in my area). They grew quickly and produced heavily.
You can tell they are ripe when they change from dark purple/green to a burgundy wine/yellow color. It's very obvious once you see it.
The cracking everyone mentions happens when they get too ripe on the vine. The skin is super tender, and sometimes they even crack at the time of picking. What helps for me is to pick them as soon as they start turning burgundy. When I've catch them early-ish, there is no problem with cracking.
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