Italian Heirloom Tomato
Winner of Seed Savers Exchange’s 2012 Tomato Tasting. Outstanding variety from Italy. Plants are loaded with red fruits weighing over a pound. One of the most productive varieties we have grown at Heritage Farm. Excellent full tomato flavor. Ideal for slicing and canning—very little waste and easy to peel.
- 70-80 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Best-selling slicing tomato
- Winner of SSEs 2012 Tomato Tasting
- Bright red fruits grow to over 1 pound
- Excellent full tomato flavor
- Extremely productive
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Great Luck this year for tomatoes!
I had great luck growing this year for this tomato and the Sicilian in St. Louis! Thick stalks this year, not too tall and many fruits, delicious fresh and for sauce!
Not good for Georgia Heat zone 8
The seeds germinated very well but when put into the ground they did absolutely nothing. My garden is in full sun and the soil has some clay in it. This type did not respond well to that environment. When I pulled it after 3 weeks I noticed the roots had not grown at all . May be better in a more forgiving climate.
These tomatoes are amazing. Out of the ten types of heirlooms I have tried this year, this one is my favorite. It has huge, crack free fruits. It bears early and yields heavy.
I bought 4 seedlings at a farmer's market. I was pleasantly surprised that they seem somewhat resistant to early and late blight as this is a common problem in my garden.
The tomatoes are much larger than those in the picture and somewhat ugly. However, when cutting into them, there were few seeds or juice, but the amount of meat was outstanding. The flavor was excellent also. Definitely will grow some again next year.