OH This gorgeous tomato was given to us by our friend and gardener Louise Phillips. As the name suggests, Costoluto means ribbed and Fiorentino means of or from Florence and this large beefsteak is beautifully ribbed and hails from Tuscany. Very tasty, good producer and can also be used in making passata (sauce). A vigours indeterminate which is becoming a favourite in our garden.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp at 18-20°C for ideal germination. Prick out when true leaves appear to 4cm diagonal spacing. Pot on to small pots to further develop roots. Transplant after last frost to 40cm diagonal spacing into fertile ground in direct sun. Stake and de-lateral as needed.