What are the pros? Flavor
What are the cons? Flavor
-- As I mentioned before, the flavor was inconsistent, but some were awesome, w/ a purple flesh & smokey flavor. -- This tomato is what got me hooked on "black"/purple tomatoes. I've tried multiple varieties since, trying to find the fine smokey flavor I tasted in SOME of these Violet Jasper tomatoes I had in my garden...so no avail. Sad, as many claim to have some special smokey flavor...& always, ALWAYS disappoint me - esp. w/ smaller varieties, which seem to work best for me, as birds peck the larger ones or something messes them up, or the weather is too much for them. So, I try medium to small "dark" varieties, and those few excellent Violet Jaspers make me think about them again & again. Only Chocolate Sprinkles temporarily helps, but it's not smokey (although always delicious). Some day, I will likely buy a huge amount of seeds in an attempt to select a line of Violet Jaspers for that amazing flavor I found in so few of them - yes, it was that good! (Plus, plant toughness)
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