I've been growing these for at least 10 years. The flavor is outstanding and the texture is just right for delicious tomato sandwiches. This is an heirloom variety with unknown disease resistance, but it has always performed well for me in a wide variety of seasons. Yield is about average for a large tomato. And it is a fairly large tomato. Well-grown plants will produce some 14-18 ounce fruits, although 10-12 ounces is more the norm. Keep a close eye on the fruit and harvest when the fruit has softened and taken on a slight yellowish tinge. Some fruits may have a slight pink blush at the end. The one major downside is a tendency to ***** if heavy rains strike near ripening, so keep the plants well-watered and hope for dry weather. The plants also tend to produce a concentrated set of fruits and then take a little break. There will be a second flush if the plants are healthy and the warm weather holds on long enough. So I'd recommend growing a few other varieties if you want a continuous stream of tomatoes. But this one is worth it if you like tomato sandwiches or tomato slices on a hamburger or chicken sandwich. It has the best flavor in a dry year, a wet year, a cool year, or a hot year. It's the best every year.