What are the pros? Unique shape and productive
What are the cons? Susceptible to BER
I have grown this tomato for the past three years. First two years I had no problems and got a good harvest from my plants. The plants grow upwards faster than most and so need a tall pole or overhead wire to train them properly. Flavor is well balanced and they work well as a salad tomato or for cooking. This year, my plants are suffering quite badly from blossom end rot. It had been a very dry winter and spring, so there has been less moisture in the soil for the plants to find. Other tomato plants nearby are mostly free from BER with my watering regime, but I'm losing most of my Orange Icicles. If choosing this variety, grow in moisture retentive soil and water more then other varieties.
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