(Solanum lycopersicum) (aka Russo Sicilian Togetta) Italian heirloom
brought by a Sicilian man to the U.S. in 1987;
given to Ann Fuller of Mitchell, Indiana, who said
its slices look like red-petaled flowers (rosso means
“red”). Striking crayfish red costoluta (ribbed) fruits
weigh up to 6 ounces. Firm pithy flesh is perfect for
making tomato sauce or paste. Thin skin bruises
easily. Determinate. 70-90 days from transplant.
6 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive
to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant
outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.