What are the pros? Easy to start, grows quickly
What are the cons? narrow window to harvest
Incredibly prolific plant that has produced more consistent fruit than other cherry tomato varieties I've grown adjacent this season (USDA zone 9B) including Principe Borghese, Black Cherry, Sungold S2 and Rosella. This season has been exceptionally wet and, after a long late spring drought, the Napa Chards have had the least amount of split of all of these tomatoes. Despite its resilience to split, the fruit's skin is thin and is a good indicator of ripeness apart from it's color, yet even under-ripe tomatoes are palatable fresh off the vine. The fruit is low in acidity, juicy, and typically 1" diameter. This plant was also the least affected by both insects and diseases in my garden. Other than occasional spraying of BT and neem oil I used no other means of pest control on them. The Napa Chardonnay was never affected by insects, i.e. horn worms or moth larvae, or typical diseases like blight, bacterial or fusarial wilt. All tomatoes were grown in ~10Gal containers for reference.
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