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Costoluto di Parma Tomato Seeds
Info: The Costoluto di Parma is a tasty Italian beefsteak tomato from Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It produces large, bright red, heavily ribbed and meaty fruits with few seeds. The tomatoes have a very intense "old-fashioned" tomato flavour and are excellent for fresh use as well as for sauces and all kinds of Italian recipes. The plants are vigorous, prolific and medium-sized (up to 160 cm).
Care: You can grow the Costoluto di Parma tomatoes inside the house, in a greenhouse or outdoors. The optimal germination temperature is between 20 and 25°C, and germination occurs after 8 - 14 days. You can speed up the germination process if you leave the seeds to soak overnight in a damp cloth. You should wait until after the last frost to plant your chosen plants.
Tomatoes need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil which is kept moist (but not wet!). They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
|Type||Costoluto di Parma Tomato|
|Optimal germination temperature||20 - 25 °C|
|Sowing||February - April|
|Germination period||8 - 14 days|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 120-160 cm in height, stake tomato|
|Fruit appearance||red, flat-round, heavily ribbed, 200-400 g|
|Taste||intense tasty tomato flavour, beefsteak|
|Harvest||from July to Octber|