I have wanted to grow this one for a while. Sputnik has the classic black tomato flavor but with less earthy taste than most I have grown. The flavor is more on the acidic side which is not that common in black tomatoes. Sputnik did not do too well for me but fared better in the larger field. This is another one that needs to be grown in the upper Midwest or the Northeast. If you like black tomatoes then give it a try.