Tomato 'Costoluto Fiorentino'

Medium-sized, delicious, juicy Italian variety of tomato which grows and crops very reliably in Britain. More
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Tomato 'Costoluto Fiorentino' is a medium-sized, delicious, juicy Italian variety of tomato which grows and crops very reliably here.

Another favourite from our tomato trials. It's more prolific and easier to grow than other larger-fruited kinds. Really best under cover, or against a south facing wall.

Genus Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Variety Costoluto Fiorentino
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Beefsteak Tomato
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 150cm (5ft)
Spacing Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each plant. Plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover at end of Jan-March for planting out in April/May.
Care Tips Under cover or outside they need staking, and regular watering and feeding for best results. Need trimming and support, pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses. While still small, you also need to pinch out the side shoots. Water regularly to prevent splitting. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed.
Storing Tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days (they will lose their flavour if kept in the fridge), and will freeze well.
Harvesting Cordons fruit over a long period. You should be picking tomatoes in July and continue harvesting from the cordons until October.
Cooking Notes Delicious eaten raw, roasted or cooked in Mediterranean dishes. Make tomato sauces for the winter. This is exceptional added to Sarah's De Kas tomato jam recipe.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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