This big, beautiful beefsteak tomato with fabulous flavor is a cross between the famous pink Brandywine and a treasured family variety from Italy. Juicy, flavorful and heavy in the hand, Chianti Rose tomatoes are thin skinned with smooth, creamy flesh and glowing rose-red color. The strong, vigorous vines with potato leaf foliage tolerate cooler summers and are more crack-resistant and uniform than other large fruited heirlooms. Huge harvests of these scrumptious tomatoes are a highlight of the summer! Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Prepare soil with well aged manure or compost. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; do not over water once fruit begins to ripen.
Planting & Growing:Begins seeding indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably 55 degrees. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm (80 degrees). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to transplant outdoors.
When 2 inches tall, transplant into 4 inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70 degree. Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. Went nights are reliably warm, transplant 3 feet apart in full sun.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick fruit when fully colored and eat fresh or sliced in salads, but do not store in refrigerator.