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Costoluto Genovese Tomato
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Costoluto Genovese Tomato (25 seeds) (TM210) $2.25
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Costoluto Genovese Tomato

         
 
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The fluted, old Italian favorite that has been around since the early 19th century. Fruit are rather flattened and quite attractive with their deep ribbing. This variety is a standard in Italy for both fresh eating and preserving; known for its intensely flavorful, deep red flesh. This variety has also became very popular with chefs in this country.

 
Costoluto Genovese Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 22
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nicole G.
Location:
Park Hills, MO
Date:
August 20, 2014
          4.0
 
Pretty Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, very pretty

What are the cons? bland, watery

Review:

Out of my medium-large tomatoes, this has been the most prolific. The fruits are uniform, blemish free, and beautiful. However I was a little disappointed with the flavor - it's not the most flavorful tomato I've grown and it's very watery.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Nicole G. 20 Aug 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Susan
Location:
Detroit Area, MI
Date:
February 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Costoluto Genovese
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this tomato for the first time in 2013 and I just adore it. While not my favorite heirloom for a BLT, we ate them fresh on a plate with a bit of salt and olive oil and we canned the rest primarily mixed with black tomato types-which has made excellent soups all winter! A new favorite. I will continue to grow it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Susan 13 Feb 2014

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shawn
Location:
Oshkosh, WI
Date:
February 7, 2014
          5.0
 
A Chefs Perspective
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Preserves wonderfully

What are the cons? Fresh Eating

Review:

I saw someone's review say they prefer this tomato for fresh eating. I'm glad they enjoy the fresh flavor. As a chef, I much preferred these hard-to-find beauties cooked. I predominantly use these for home use-- canning juice and sauces. The plants just keep producing. A few plants gave me over 100 quarts, and I gave away bushels to neighbors and friends. They are shockingly full flavored. Not overly sweet, or acidic, but flavorful. A very 'tomatoy' flavor. Deep and complex. They reduce wonderfully for a thick, rich sauce. Minimal processing required for juice or soup. Skins can be tough depending on growing conditions, but easy enough to concasse. Fresh, they tend to have a mealy texture. If you like to cook or can, or looking for a paste tomato alternative, I highly recommend this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Shawn 7 Feb 2014

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
beartrouble
Location:
Quesnel, HI
Date:
February 7, 2014
          4.0
 
post season ripening
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? productivity

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I live 53 degrees north (sub-boreal)and a tomato, if not in a greenhouse, will at best produce green fruit. The Costoluto, in contrast to most other varieties I have tried, will ripen beautifully if pulled at the first frost and hung in a warm place. Last year I had fantastic firm, flavourful fruit right through until mid November from a half dozen volunteers that came up in my patio. The Costoluto will remain an anchor in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By beartrouble 7 Feb 2014

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KD
Location:
Washington, MO
Date:
January 8, 2014
          3.0
 
Torn on this review
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy grow, plentiful

What are the cons? hard to peel, lots of seeds

Review:

These tomatoes were easy to grow. There color and taste was fantastic. I did can them, but it was a LOT of trouble. Peeling was difficult and the amount of seeds was ridiculous. I would not recommend this for canning, but would recommend it for fresh eating. If fresh eating them it will not take many plants to feed folks. They produce a lot.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By KD 8 Jan 2014

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