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Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Costoluto Fiorentino'), Costoluto Fiorentino is a variety of Tomato. 'Costoluto Fiorentino' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Boston University Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Large, oblate, and heavily ribbed heirloom from the Tuscany region of Italy. Red fruit, beefsteak, said to be very good for canning and preservation. Reportedly a very heavy producer. Regular leaf.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Costoluto Fiorentino is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet).

Italy is believed to be where Costoluto Fiorentino originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Costoluto Fiorentino Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Costoluto Fiorentino have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Costoluto Fiorentino

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Costoluto Fiorentino likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Costoluto Fiorentino is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Costoluto Fiorentino are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Planting Costoluto Fiorentino in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Costoluto Fiorentino from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) between Tomato plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Costoluto Fiorentino about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Costoluto Fiorentino

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

As Costoluto Fiorentino is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Costoluto Fiorentino

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tomato Costoluto Fiorentino Etymology

Costoluto means ribbed in Italian, and Fiorentino indicates it’s from Florence, or the Tuscany region.

Costoluto Fiorentino folklore & trivia

Said to be from Florence/Tuscany region of Italy.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Costoluto Fiorentino'

Constoluto, Costaluto, Costaluto Genovese, Costaluto Fiorentino, Costaluto toscano

Other Names for Tomato 'Costoluto Fiorentino'

Costoluto, Costoluto Genovese, Costoluto Toscano

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