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Costoluto Genovese Tomato
  • Costoluto Genovese Tomato
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  • Costoluto Genovese Tomato
  • 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: 23
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

82.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amanda
Location:
Queen Creek, AZ
Date:
October 8, 2014
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

This tomato was an experiment for me since I've been told time and again that growing heirloom tomatoes in the desert is impossible. It's not impossible at all. I grew two plants of this in pots as an experiment. Not only did they grow very well, they gave me enough fruit to make sauce! I planted the seedlings out in mid March and had fruit in late May/Early June. They stopped producing during our hot summers which I expected as pollen dies in such high heat. Now that the temperatures have dropped for the fall and the second growing season has started they are flowering again, so I expect to get more tomatoes from them! I would not call these early maturing, more of a mid-season tomato, so if you live where seasons are super short this might not be for you. If you do grow them in the desert, cover them with a light filtering screen for the hot summer to preserve the plants. I used a thin gossamer curtain I found on clearance at a store.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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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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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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17 out of 17 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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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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