Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian

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30 years ago Mrs. Maxwell of Mexico, Missouri was given tomato seeds by a friend from Italy. She valued the tomato so much that for the next thirty years she saved the seed, choosing the largest, earliest, non-cracking tomatoes each year. Her son passed the seeds on to Gary Ibsen, of TomatoFest, to share them with others. Large, indeterminate, potato-leaf tomato plants that yield 1-2 pound, 3 to 4-inch, dark-pink beefsteak tomatoes with incredible flavor. A perfect tomato for eating fresh off the vine or as a canning tomato or for cooking into a tomato sauce.

Seeds available at store.tomatofest.com.

Varieties
Heirloom
Fruit Colors
Pink
Fruit Shapes
Oblate / Round
Fruit Sizes
Large
Fruit Weights
1-2 lb
Culinary Uses
Slicer
Maturities
Early
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Italy
Leaves
Potato