Rosso Sicilian Tomato
- Bright red ribbed fruits weigh up to 6 ounces
- Firm flesh is perfect for making tomato sauce or paste
- Thin skin bruises easily
- Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
- 70-90 days from transplant
(aka Russo Sicilian Togetta) Introduced to SSE by Ann Fuller of Indiana. She received the seed from a man who brought it to the U.S. in 1987 from Sicily where his family had grown it many years. Anne 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.
Learn to Grow Rosso Sicilian Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Very productive, even after dry conditions hit in the middle of summer. It kept producing right up until end. The plant was a sprawler (I don't prune) and it spread all over my small garden. Other than that it's a winner. I almost consider it more of a paste tomato. Very dense with small seed cavities. Quite tasty and attractive. Nice to just put in a bowl and display them on the table.