Huge ugly and purple this is a variety that has been around forever. Most will argue you will not find a tomato with better flavour. Its not generally a heavy yielder. From speaking to thousands of gardeners over the years many find it to be a bit of a challenging tomato to have great success with. Its long to mature which means you will need to wait that little bit longer to enjoy this long standing heirloom. Being an heirloom it is generally more prone to common garden diseases.