One of the most interesting heirloom tomatoes, Costuluto Genoves is a rich red with deep ribbing. Of all the vegetables grown in America, none is more universally loved than the tomato, and yet, for many decades, this delightful fruit was shunned by Americans who considered it poisonous. The tomato is native to Mexico and western South America where it grows as a perennial.
- Packet of plant seeds
- Annual plant
- Lycopersicon lycopersicum
- Plant in moist, well-drained, rich garden soil
- Plant in full sun
- Made in the USA
In 1870, a Dr. Hand of Baltimore County, Maryland, crossed a small, red, smooth-skinned tomato with a large, red, deeply ribbed tomato and produced a medium-sized, red, smooth-skinned fruit. Between 1870 and today as many as 1000 different varieties of tomato have been developed. Some of the best tasting have come and gone from the market shelves, but have been preserved in the home gardens of America.