Introduced in 1870 by Colonel George E. Waring, Jr., of Newport, Rhode Island who sold the seeds for the exorbitant price of five dollars per packet. Gardeners paid it in hopes of winning the $100 grand prize at the local fair. The flavor is sweet and mild making it an excellent slicing/sandwich tomato that also goes well in salads and culinary dishes. Plant produces good yields of 6-8 oz. smooth, round, red tomatoes in clusters of 4-5. Plants grow 4-6′ tall, so provide a cage or staking. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant. Packet contains at least 30 seeds.