What are the pros? Colors, sets fruit easily
What are the cons? Inconsistent, chaotic growth
I love these and will totally grow them again. I was worried they'd just be for visual appeal and not have much taste, but they're some of the tastiest tomatoes in my garden - more complexity than most and a bit different. I'm particularly impressed by this given that my land just doesn't get much sun, so in general I can't grow things that produce a lot of sugar, but these still have done well.
They've also set fruit more consistently than many of my other varieties - I hadn't realized how much manual pollination is necessary here now. My san marzanos hardly set at all without help; peacevines and candyland did okay; but sungold, atomic grape, and vernissage (the latter two from this site) set quite well without help.
My only complaint is their growth habits, and that's pretty minor. The seedlings were highly variable in how well they got going, plus mature plants keep trying to branch at every leaf, usually more than once, making training more work.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?