What are the pros? Excellent acidity and taste
What are the cons? Large set can be prone to prob
Leaving bad reviews without analysis is not helpful. True, these are tough to grow due to the large and frequent sets of fruits, but you NEED to know your tomato needs first:
Tomatoes (especially indeterminate heirlooms) need:
-A lot of water on a consistent basis, as in DAILY
-Heavy nutrients, especially at the flowering/fruiting stage
-Constant upkeep (sucker plucking)
I live in the north on the edge of zone 3/4. I have had no problem with these except for blossom-end rot (BER) and the fact they can EASILY grow to 10-12 feet. These are paste tomatoes that require regular and consistent watering.Heavy rains followed by dry spells=BER and poor flower retention. I use a fert of heavier PK and ALWAYS supplement with calcium chloride in the water. Ca deficiencies cause BER. These require upkeep as well. Pick suckers constantly and your vines will grow straight and long. You MUST stake these. I prefer 5/8" rebar. Cheap, sturdy and durable for years. Out of space for more!
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