Costoluto Genovese Tomato

80-85 days. This elegant heirloom has been nurtured for generations by Italian gardeners. Genovese features uniquely lobed, carmine red fruits with vertical ridges etched deeply into the skin. When sliced, these Tomatoes look like flowers - and the flavor is indescribably delicious. Large fruit are borne on indeterminate vines which will require staking. This splendid variety is easy to find in Italy, but not so in North America. We are just delighted to offer this Italian import to you. Genoveses appearance and deep, rich flavor requires no gilding: slice thick and drizzle with fine olive oil, garnish with Basil. Or, alternate with slices of fresh baby mozarella called Bocconcini. What a treat for a warm summer evening. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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Absolutely nothing compares to eating a sun-warmed, homegrown Tomato straight off the vine. This garden mainstay is easily grown and most rewarding. Start seed in a warm, bright, well-ventilated area six to eight weeks before setting out. Transplant out after the last spring frost date. To encourage stockiness, sink seedlings deeper into the well-enriched soil than you grew them - soil should cover the lowest layer of leaves. Position stakes, cages or supports at that time to avoid disturbing the plants later on. Keep soil evenly moist and well-fertilized. Once harvested, store Tomatoes at room temperature, as anything below 50°F destroys the enzyme that gives Tomatoes their flavor. When a variety is said to have determinate vines, it means that the vines top out and all of the fruit ripens at once. When a variety is said to have indeterminate vines, it means that the vines keep growing and bearing fruit until a killing frost. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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