This tomato is indeed quite "Royal". The flavor is amazing and is that perfect blend of sweet with old fashion tomato tartness. Royal is one of the best tasting early tomatoes. It is quite large for an early season tomato too. How early? From the first seedling transplant stage after germination to first fruit was just a little over 100 days. That is one early tomato. They keep producing too. Our plants cycled back around and gave us a fall crop. This indeterminate red tomato grows quite large so stake it accordingly. Why aren't you growing this one?