Round Lake, IL, United States
September 11, 2016
Big Start Weak Finish
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? Great flavor, good production

What are the cons? Disease


This is my third year growing this variety, of which I have a real love-hate relationship. They always start out good and strong, and are an early producer. I find that suddenly my vines covered in more of these golf ball sized tomatoes than we can eat. They are very firm, have a nice flesh, a beautiful pink color, rarely bruise or split, the flavor is wonderful (sandwiches, salads, gyros, pizzas) and the production is wildly intense. I harvest them waiting for the next flush, and...nothing. The leaves begin to wither; branches die. The spotting and disease moves to the fruit. The few (single digits) that make the second flush are small, somewhat misshapen, lack the consistent pink coloring, have cracks, and look unappealing. I grow over a dozen varieties, but this is the only one with such problems and it will spread to neighboring plants, so I contain them. I purchased new seed, but the same thing occurs. Conflicted on this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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