General traits for Costoluto Genovese:
|Hybrid or Heirloom?
|Rare Italian heirloom
|Compact Indeterminate vine
|Dark, vibrant red
|Squat, slightly flattened deep ribbing
|According to several sources, this is a favorite for taste. Another source says it has a hearty tomato taste; a bit on the sweet side. On the other hand, several forum participants have stated this was their least favorite-tasting tomato…
Results from My Garden
|Territorial Seed Co.
|Will I Grow Again?
|First Fruit Harvested
|74 days – almost two weeks before expected
|slightly flattend with a few lobes or pleats
|Average Fruit Size
|Yum! loved it fresh, also good when used sparingly in sauces because it’s sweet. Wonderful with balsamic vinegar & pepper & avocado.
|3 lbs per plant; 13 tomatoes each
|Fusarium was present in my garden, and over the coarse of the summer all three of my Costolutos died, one by one.
|Besides the fusarium wilt, i think the flea beetles liked this tomato.
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