Rosso Sicilian Tomato
90 days. (determinate) also called Russo Sicilian Togetta
Italian heirloom, flat deeply ribbed, up to 6 oz, Rosso (red) fruit. Brought to US from Sicily in 1987. It has a flat, but fluted shape that almost resembles a flower.
Firm pithy flesh is perfect for making tomato sauce or paste. Thin skin bruises easily.
Contains 25 heirloom seeds
This variety has grown marvelously in my yard. The plants get quite tall - the standard metal tomato cages were not tall enough...you will probably need supports that are 4-5' high. The tomatoes are quirky looking and taste great - tangy and full-bodied. These are good for stuffing, sandwich slices, and fried green tomatoes. I haven't yet preserved any, but I can see where the texture would lend itself to processing.