Early fruiting in my yard? No
Tons of fruit right compared to other varieties in my yard? No
Taste? Out of this world (Thank you, Amy Stewart, for recommending it!)
Note: Of my two main tomato beds, the one receiving earlier afternoon shade contains the largest, most prolific tomato plants– Early Girl and Costoluto Genovese. At first, I assumed they were simply more heat tolerant and robust, but it may be that they’re benefiting from earlier afternoon shading. The two plants in the sunniest bed, Copia and Black from Tula, are looking more stressed. If I have time before leaving for Mendo, I will rig up some shade cloth for them. This is quite a heat spell we’re having.