Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Costoluto Fiorentino'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Costoluto Fiorentino
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anton, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Wills Point, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 24, 2013, risingcreek from sun city, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

excellent producer of tasty tomatoes in our hot summers

Negative

On Jan 21, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety produced small and mushy tomatoes for me. I was not impressed and will not plant again.

Neutral

On Aug 23, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

So-so flavor, in my opinion.

From Tomato Growers Supply: "This Italian heirloom variety from the Tuscany region produces loads of bright red tomatoes with terrific flavor. Tomatoes are typically about 8 ounces, but may be larger, with a smooth shape rather than the heavily ribbed shape typical of Costoluto Genovese. The flavor is high in sugar, but also high in acid, making for outstanding taste that's wonderful fresh or made into sauces. Indeterminate. 80 days."