What are the pros? Tasty, Produces a Fair Amount
What are the cons? Color, Attractive to Slugs
Honestly I am really disappointed with this tomato after reading the write up in the catalog last year. The color when ripe is not nearly as dark as the pictures. The shoulder of the fruit do not ripen as fast as the rest of the tomato so when using for canning you often have to cut off the top. We had an issue in the beginning of the season with most of these being slug food. We figured out that it is because they do not ripen as dark as the photos suggested and haven't lost them to slugs since.
The flavor of these tomatoes is good however and we are thinking of trying them again next year now that we know what to watch for when ripening. I just wish they were as dark as the photo because that was the main reason we purchase them, well that and for canning them.
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