Rosso Sicilian Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 1530A
3 Reviews
$3.75 to $11.25
  • Organic
  • 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

$3.75 to $11.25

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Item Details

(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

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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.

small and very tasty


Produced right up till frost in Zone 5 tho fruits were smaller as days shortened. Really delicious. Dense and meaty. Best for eating fresh, a bit difficult to remove skin from between the "lobes." Highly recommend.

Love these!


Small but mighty. A good producer with few seeds--easy to blanch and peel. Great for juice!