Just discovered that …

Costoluto Fiorentino , the huge befsteak tomatoes are not really bush types but actually vine tomatoes that could extend for up to 4 feet.


A delicious Italian variety ideal for salads or cooking.

Tall, vigorous plants start to fruit early, and it’s a steady producer, cropping over a long period. Gives a heavy yield of huge, juicy, ribbed red fruit over a long season.

Brought to you from the gardeners of Florence.

Fat, red & ribbed, tall vine.

Note: This really is a very good tomato, with high yields of very big fruit. And others agree. In fact, those of you who read ‘Garden Answers’ Magazine may have seen a full page advert for a new ‘Miracle’ tomato last year, at the outrageous price of almost £4 a packet. If you read the small print you’ll see that the variety they were offering was actually ‘Costoluto Fiorentino’

3 Responses to “Just discovered that …”

  1. on 30 Apr 2008 at 5:05 pm Matron

    I look forward to seeing those! Most of the beefsteak tomatoes are ‘indeterminate’ so you can pinch out the “armpits” to get rid of the side shoots. You can grow them tall up a stick. What I intend doing with my beefsteak tomatoes this year is to prune off most of the flowers on each truss so that you only get 2 or 3 fruits on a truss. The fewer number you leave, the larger the fruit…

  2. on 30 Apr 2008 at 7:15 pm H

    I’ve got them too, in my postage stamp garden? it’s going to become a scene from ‘Day of the Triffids’ . . . . . run!

  3. on 05 May 2008 at 6:36 pm Matron

    Look forward to piccies and tunes from your garden!

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