Giant Syrian is another potato-leafed tomato plant variety that I am growing this year. It is billed in seed catalogs as being capable of producing 1 pound fruits. In my experience, the first tomato to set on a given plant is usually the biggest one. If you want to maximize the size of that first fruit, you have to pick off all the other ones that come after it.
I’m not trying to break any records, so I’m leaving all the fruit on the plant. I would rather get a whole bunch of 6 or 8 ounce tomatoes than to just have one really impressive specimen.
The plant is growing very well and the fruit shows no sign of turning color yet. That’s fine by me, just keep growing! The best part…so far, NO DISEASE, NO BLIGHT!