These tomatoes were such a wonderful surprise. I have never had luck starting tomatoes from seed. I live in zone 9. I started these indoors and transplanted them outside a few weeks later. I had four plants in total. The plants grew quickly and very nicely. I found out quick I should have done my research and planted maybe 2 plants. When I read up on them, after transplanting all four plants, I found that each plant had the potential of producing 600 to 1000 tomatoes. Well, the research was close if not right. I did not keep count, however with four plants I found out quickly that I had more than my family needed and could eat. I ended up sharing with friends, family and neighbors. These tomatoes were so yummy every kept asking for more, even my kids. Even though one to two plants is more than enough for my family, I may consider doing the same number of plants next season so I can continue to share them.