Costoluto di Palma
Costoluto translates to Beefsteak, so basically Costoluto di Palma is the beefsteak of Palma [Italy]. Like Riccio di Palma, which is very similar - it hales from Palma, Italy. Diseases resistance is good, unlike most heirlooms. Not great just above average. Unlike Riccio, the Costoluto is more flat whereas Riccio is rounded.
Similar Varieties include Costoluto Genovese and Goldman's Italian American.
Plant Height 6 feet
Fruit Weight 10 to 12 oz.
Germination 5 to 10 days under optimal conditions.
Germination temperature 70 to 80F
Maturity Mid-Late Season
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
Susceptible to Early Blight and Blossom End Rot