Costoluto Genovese vine tomato

My first tomato fruit has formed, and though many of us would have put our money on it being a good old Gardener’s Delight, it’s Costoluto Genovese that has dropped the first fruit.

Costuloto Genovese
Costoluto Genovese

This is one of three tomato varieties I am growing this year (mentioned previously here). It’s a big, Italian beefsteak type with deep, thick ribs in it, the kind where one slice of it could cover a whole sandwich. This little baby above is currently only 2cm wide, but I don’t think it will be long before I am finding out what they taste like. I’ve never eaten a tomatoย remotely like it before.

I get the sense already that each year this will be the moment I look forward to the most, tasting that year’s exciting new variety of tomato and seeing if it passes muster. When I am old and rich this passion will have expanded so much that I shall have my own dedicated tomato greenhouse, and in it grow hundreds and hundreds of different varieties.

For now, I impatiently wait for this particular little fruit to ripen. Hopefully the first of many to come.

Costoluto Genovese
Costoluto Genovese

3 thoughts on “Costoluto Genovese vine tomato

  1. So exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to trying my RealSeeds tomatoes this year – assuming they survive that long. I never have been great at growing tomatoes… Look forward to seeing what your’s is like.


  2. I also chose two types, because I couldn’t decide! Probably would have just bought them all if I could! In the end I decided to try Gardeners Delight (Irish Version) Cherry Vine and the Emerald Green Cherry Vine. I’ve got some Striped Stuffer seeds growing too, left over from last year (not Realseeds ones). They look like they’ve survived my ‘care’ so far, so fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ™‚


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