I grew these from seed under grow lights, transplanted them out in early April and watched them successfully weather nights in the high 40's, then a very wet Spring with 5 inches of rain over two days. They grew huge and ripened very early, with beautiful color, no blossom end rot, almost no cracking and INCREDIBLE heirloom flavor. Sweet, fruity, low acidity, very juicy. I grew them entirely organically in my raised beds with just a handful of organic fertilizer in the transplant hole and a regular tomato cage over the transplants. If you like heirlooms and big tomatoes with outstanding flavor, you cannot beat this variety. I highly recommend them.
Such a great tasting tomato! A little bit difficult to grow...very prolific at start of season, but is very susceptible to whatever wilt I have in my soil. I have started these from seed for the past 3 years and put in the ground in early April- It's Jun 12 and I have a ton of baby tomatoes on my plants. Cant wait to eat them!