What are the pros? Easy to grow, no staking
What are the cons? Flavor is bad
I grew these hydroponically using my Tower Garden. Planted 4 and for the first two months, these did amazing. Stayed compact, prolific producer, but got powdery mildew. I'm up 30 feet in the air and there are no birds where I'm at since it's an urban setting.
While they are hardy and put up a great fight against the powdery mildew I would not plant these again unless it's for decoration. The minibell tomato is easy to grow, low maintenance, but the skins were thick and the flavor was terrible. Mine wasn't bitter, it was just watery, slightly acidic, no sweetness. Also these are prone to cracking.
In the end, the minibel tomato was fun to grow, not fantastic to eat. I've tried to roast them and put them in a curry to try and coax out some sweetness but the fruit itself was lack luster over all.
So my search for a prolific producing bush/patio tomato continues.
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