Riccio and Costoluto di Palma Tomatoes

Italian Heirloom Tomatoes

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Riccio di Palma

Riccio translates to 'curly' and and di Palma signifies the region from whence this heirloom originated. Riccio di Palma is a heavily ribbed and 'curly' crimson red heirloom tomato from Parma in Northern Italy. Large Beefsteak style tomato with old world and old fashioned Italian flavor. Excellent eaten fresh and very good for sauces even though it is not classified as a sauce tomato. When it comes to tomato sauce those Eye-Talians know best.

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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.


Full sun

Plant Height 6 feet

Fruit Weight 10 to 12 oz.

Regular Leaf

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

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