2011 Review. Not a great tomato year in my area. Cool & rainy May, ok June & VERY hot & dry July
Midseason, indeterminate, ribbed red tomato, Italian Heirloom
Planted: Sown very late, as I ordered some more seeds very late & couldn’t resist trying to get ripe fruit! For the following data – note that the seeds were sown about 2 months late. I am not the most patient person in my garden (: Sown officially on June 11th. planted out June 30th, as 3″ seedlings!
First fruit set: July 29th. (would likely be mid-late June normally)
Height: Never got very tall. About 4′ in total.
First Ripe Fruit: September 9th (about 90 days from seed – fairly early).
Yields: Seemed average. There were quite a few fruit that the frost got at the end of the season – likely would have been good yields if planted on time.
Uses: A great sauce tomato. I really enjoyed the cooked flavour. OK for fresh eating – looked very pretty sliced on a plate. Very good tangy flavour dried. I didn’t have enough to try much else with it.
Taste: Very good saucer.
Overall: I love the ribbed tomatoes. They look so cool when sliced. I was happy with this one in sauce & dried. I would like to try it for salsa. There were quite a few seeds. It was so pretty sliced. Bright red.
Don’t forget – my taste buds are different from yours, as is my weather, soil, growing habits etc. You may agree or disagree with my review. Grow it yourself & tell me if you like it (: