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Italian Heirloom

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About Italian Heirloom

It’s name says it. A real classic heirloom from Italy. Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce HUGE amounts of 1-2 lb., beautiful, red, meaty, fat, slightly pear-shaped, tomatoes that enjoy an abundance of rich, complex, and sweet flavors that are well-balanced with good acidity.
Everything you would expect from a tomato revered by the Italians for it’s BIG TASTE. This was one of the “Top 3 Best Tomatoes” of the 2008 Carmel TomatoFest tomato tasting. A good choice for cooking, eating fresh or canning.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Oxheart / Plum/Pear/Piriform
Fruit Size
Extra Large / Large
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Solanum lycopersicum
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

Frequently Asked Tomato Questions

  • What are Italian Heirloom tomatoes best used for?

    Italian Heirloom tomatoes are perfect for sauces, salsas or eating fresh in a salad or sandwich. Its name says it. This is real classic heirloom from Italy. These beautiful, red, meaty, fat, slightly pear-shaped, tomatoes enjoy an abundance of rich, complex, sweet flavors that are well-balanced with good acidity that begs for capturing these flavors into a sauce or canning.

  • What is the best way to grow Italian Heirloom tomatoes?

    The best way to grow Italian Heirloom tomatoes is to plant them into a loamy soil loaded with sufficient organic nourishment and minerals to encourage the inherent big flavors. This is a tall variety that wants to be trellised and tied to support the heavy fruit production.

  • How far apart should I plant Italian Heirloom tomatoes?

    If I am planting a row of Italian Heirloom tomatoes, I plant close –18″ apart. Or, If I am planting with more space available, I plant 6′ apart and trellis with 6′ high X 2 1/2′ wide wire around each plant for adequate support for this bushy variety that produces a heavy yield.

  • Are Italian Heirloom tomatoes easy to grow?

    Yes, Italian Heirloom tomatoes are easy to grow.

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