Early Girl is among the most popular early season tomato varieties for a good reason. It yields above average quality and quantity of tomatoes without overly tedious maintenance. They are suitable as slicing tomatoes, for salads and sandwiches. They are also suitable For canning and preserving, although not among the best in this arena.
Early Girl produces a very large volume of quality fruit relatively early in the season. After the initial harvest they will continue to produce more tomatoes right up till seasons culmination with the first frost.
For hydroponic gardeners Early Girl is fantastic, under proper conditions you will be harvesting tomatoes continuously. For conventional gardeners - ditto.
I sometimes make a second planting of early girl late in the summer and have a healthy crop of “fall tomatoes” before old man winter comes knocking.
Caging or staking is advisable to support Early Girl as they sometimes topple under the bounty of their produce during their long season.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.