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I grew this tomato for the first time this summer. Your picture is perfect, they really do grow big and they do not seem to have any longer of a season than other beefsteak tomatoes. They grow lots of bush. I am debating on raising this guy next summer.
My, my that's one scruptious looking mater! is this variety a slow grower? I planted 2 in my raised beds this year and only have 1 very large tomato growing on one plant. Are they prolific producers? In contrast, my grape tomatoes have tons of fruit.
Of all the heirlooms I planted this year, only this one was slow to bloom and slow to set fruit, which means here it will be the last to ripen. Some years they are prolific, some not. Worth it for me even in a year of few fruits.
Supposedly you are able to prevent cracking on some fruits and veggies by growing in a grow tunnel which is like an open ended hoop house.
You must provide the water though. I am sure you have seen them in fields that landscape Nurserys use.