This might be the most consistently enormous tomato we’ve ever grown. An innkeeper and gardener in the village of Vernazza (one of the five villages that make up the “Cinque Terra” on northern Italy’s Ligurian coast) shared some seeds with a friend during a visit in 2017 and we planted them for the first time a few years ago at the home farm. I wouldn’t have guessed you could ripen a tomato like this in northwest Washington but while it certainly wasn’t early, we were delighted to harvest a respectable haul. Flattened in shape, they have a lovely deeply scalloped edge and, at 2 pounds per fruit, could be easily mistaken for a decorative pumpkin. This is the type of giant tomato you’d expect to be a bulging, cracked, cat-faced mess but they were shockingly uniform and tidy! Thick, very fleshy interiors with excellent flavor. Hilariously few seeds per fruit necessitate smaller packet size. We look forward to working further with this one!
90 days. UO
Packet: 10 seeds