Tomato, Rosso Sicilian

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $13.75
SKU: 1530A
  • 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

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(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.

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.