Costoluto Genovese Tomato Seeds

Costoluto Genovese Tomato Seeds
Costoluto Genovese Tomato Seeds

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Unbelievable flavor for pastes and sauces
SKU 05429-PK-P1
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Tomato Fruit Set


Description / Costoluto Genovese Tomato Seeds

Days to Maturity: 78 from transplant


You may never buy tomato paste or sauce at the store again after tasting this superb heirloom Italian tomato. A favorite since the early 19th century for robust, tangy, "tomatoey" sauces, it sets a long, heavy crop of knobby, lobed red fruit that have absolutely no plate appeal but fantastic flavor.

Beginning early in the season, continuing right through the hottest days (it loves balmy heat) and persisting long into fall, this vigorous vine sets masses of small, deeply lobed, irregular fruit. They would not win any beauty contests, but they are just perfect for canning, their flavor preceded by a rich, sharp aroma that tells you you've left the bland world of modern hybrids far behind. Treasured in Italy for many generations, Costoluto Genovese is the secret ingredient in countless family recipes for everything from lasagna to spaghetti sauce.

The flavor comes from the high acidic content of this fruit, which makes a hearty base for any dish. Discover the true tomato tang with Costoluto Genovese. It's the best tomato we've ever seen for juicing, and it tastes delicious on sandwiches and in salads, too.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2½ feet apart.

Product Details

Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Costoluto Genovese
Product Classification Seeds, Vegetables
Tomato Fruit Set Indeterminate
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Habit Vining
Days To Maturity 78.00
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Resistance Bacterial Leaf Spot, Botrytis
Characteristics Edible, Heirloom, Season Extenders
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

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Customer Reviews

Little pumpkins
Review by chucky
This is a very heirloom tasting tomato. If the fruit had been taller instead of flat it would be awesome. Maybe my fault. Produced 10 15/ plant
Great taste but smaller than picture suggests
Review by Larry Kroutil
I like the intense tomato flavor very much, especially in sauces. In my experience, the tomatoes have been what I would consider to be small- to medium-sized. The catalog and Website pictures look like they were closeups. I think the pictures make the tomatoes appear larger than what one would actually get.
Great Tomato for Sauce
Review by Ann
Heavy production, great for making fantastic sauce (we chopped and roasted the tomatoes and then putting through a food mill to remove seeds and skin). Also dehydrated some for tasty dried tomatoes. Neighbors enjoyed them fresh, too. Second season of growing them - will grow again.
Too much gel
Review by Debbie
My family didn't care for the texture of the meat of this tomato. It took forever to ripen and wasn't worth the wait. It was a pretty tomato; all looks.
Heavy producer, rich smoky taste
Review by Tammy
This heirloom is a heavy producer on a tall sturdy plant. Keep the bottom branches trimmed off to help reduce blight. The rick smoky taste is great in sauces, and adds a complexity to salads, burgers and antipasto plates.

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