What are the pros? Flavor, size, plant health
What are the cons? length of time to maturity
We grew these lovely tomatoes for the past two years, and we're now certain - we will ALWAYS grow these tomatoes as our slicers from now on. The flavor is rich and tangy, without as much acidity as some of the redder and darker varieties. The meat of the tomato compared to the seed portion is good, and the skin is a nice thickness that keeps them from bruising easily, but also not so thick that slicing becomes difficult.
I haven't tried these in jam or sauce yet, but we've used them in grilled cheese and home made pizza with equally pleasing results - if anything, the flavor is made even more rich with the heat of cooking.
This year we've also had some issues with early blight in our garden. Although several other varieties we were growing have succumbed to the fungus, our Dad's Sunset are still in good health, despite being only one row away from several infected plants.
Overall, these tomatoes are healthy and tasty, and well worth the wait of the plant to mature!
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