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Costoluto Fiorentino Tomato Seeds

Costoluto Fiorentino Tomato Seeds

Old-World Garden Charm

Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes, originating from Florence, Italy, are distinctive heirloom varieties cherished for their ribbed, deeply-lobed shape. This cultivar is renowned for its rich taste, making it a favorite among chefs and home gardeners alike.

The plants boast a robust and sprawling nature, often needing staking or caging due to their vigorous growth. Their unique appearance—flattened, heavily ribbed, and somewhat irregular—adds a rustic charm to the garden. The fruit itself is a vibrant red hue with a scalloped profile, adding an ornamental touch to the vine as they mature.

The taste of Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes is complex, offering a well-balanced flavor profile—tart, slightly acidic, and mildly sweet. They are ideal for fresh slicing in salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. Their meaty texture also lends well to sauces and canning.

For optimal growth, these tomatoes require well-draining, nutrient-rich soil, ample sunlight, and consistent watering. Planting from seed requires a start indoors before the last frost, providing a warm, sheltered environment until they develop into sturdy seedlings. Transplant them into the garden after the risk of frost has passed and the soil temperature remains consistently warm.

Regular pruning and support for the sprawling vines ensure healthy growth and abundant fruiting. Adequate spacing between plants helps in air circulation and minimizes disease risk. With proper care, Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes yield a bountiful harvest, rewarding gardeners with their exceptional flavor and ornamental appeal.

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Description

Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes, originating from Florence, Italy, are distinctive heirloom varieties cherished for their ribbed, deeply-lobed shape. This cultivar is renowned for its rich taste, making it a favorite among chefs and home gardeners alike.

The plants boast a robust and sprawling nature, often needing staking or caging due to their vigorous growth. Their unique appearance—flattened, heavily ribbed, and somewhat irregular—adds a rustic charm to the garden. The fruit itself is a vibrant red hue with a scalloped profile, adding an ornamental touch to the vine as they mature.

The taste of Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes is complex, offering a well-balanced flavor profile—tart, slightly acidic, and mildly sweet. They are ideal for fresh slicing in salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. Their meaty texture also lends well to sauces and canning.

For optimal growth, these tomatoes require well-draining, nutrient-rich soil, ample sunlight, and consistent watering. Planting from seed requires a start indoors before the last frost, providing a warm, sheltered environment until they develop into sturdy seedlings. Transplant them into the garden after the risk of frost has passed and the soil temperature remains consistently warm.

Regular pruning and support for the sprawling vines ensure healthy growth and abundant fruiting. Adequate spacing between plants helps in air circulation and minimizes disease risk. With proper care, Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes yield a bountiful harvest, rewarding gardeners with their exceptional flavor and ornamental appeal.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Growth Habit : Indeterminate
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Tomato Type : Slicing

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4"-6" deep at 7-day intervals.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.

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