Costoluto Genovese, medium size Tomato
Costoluto Genovese Tomato
days to maturity: 60 days
plant spacing: 1 per square foot, trellised
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours hours
look out for: all the pests love tomatoes, they require a good amount of management
harvest notes: harvest fruit after allowing it to vine ripen
This is one of the coolest looking tomatoes we grow and it’s a personal favorite of us famers. It’s an old Italian heirloom with fruit that look like little pumpkins! Imagine a flattened tomato with very deep lobes that look almost pleated. Besides it’s interesting appearance it has the deepest flavor of any other variety of its size that we’ve tried. While its not a top producer in terms of quantity of fruit we think its definitely worth a spot in your garden if you’re looking for unique fruit.
Image courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.