I have a small garden where disease problems are inevitable--please keep that in mind when reading. Now, on to the review: I grew these, Cherokee Purple
, Goliath, and Old Brooks in containers in the only sunny spot on my patio, which is unavoidably close to where I grew peppers last year. All were affected by early blight, and all but Cherokee Purple
eventually came down with anthracnose as well. The Amish Paste also quickly developed Septoria leaf spot, which didn't affect the others. However, they kept producing tasty tomatoes anyway! My family and I loved the taste and meatiness of these tomatoes--they're great for making pizza by just slicing onto the crust, no sauce making necessary. I can see why the description says "not very robust," but I wouldn't call them that, not for my location. Not as wonderful as Cherokee Purple
- but still in my top 5. Will grow again.