Costoluto Fiorentino tomato

/koh-stoh-LOO-toh fyoh-rehn-TEE-noh/
[Italian] plural Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes

An Italian heirloom beefsteak tomato from Florence with deep red, ribbed and lobed fruits, 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter and weighing 350-450 g (12-16 oz) in the United States, averaging 130 g (4¾ oz) in the United Kingdom. This indeterminated variety is good for use in sauces or slicing and eating raw with fruit the size of cooking apples produced mid season. It grows well in hot climates and has outstanding flavour and sweet juiciness. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2003.

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