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Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

This heirloom tomato variety bears unusually large fruit (about 200 grams each) with a slightly tart flavor. The large, red, flattened, deeply ribbed fruits are good for sauces, soups, and juices, or sliced on bread or in a sandwich. It is also a great variety to grow for preserving and cooking because the flavor intensity will increase with heat. After planting, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor within 70-80 days. This is an indeterminate tomato type.

Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant Care  

You can start this plant inside and then harden off and transplant it outdoors when all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Make sure you plant Costoluto Genovese in well-draining soil in direct sunlight. Frequent pruning is beneficial because it will improve air flow surrounding the plant. It also helps reduce the risk of tomato diseases.

Growing Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant 

Start your tomato plant indoors in early spring and then transplant it outdoors when danger of frost has passed. Plant your seedlings 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages—this plant can reach up to 8 feet tall. You’ll be able to harvest your tomatoes about 70-80 days after planting.

Tomatoes are great in container gardens. If growing in a container, make sure it is at least 24-48 inches deep and 18-36 inches in diameter. You’ll need to water your container plant more than you would if it were planted in the garden. It’s important that your container has good drainage, as your tomato plant should not sit in water. 

Watering Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant

This plant is pretty drought tolerant and doesn’t need a lot of water once it is established. You’ll get more and larger fruit if you constantly keep the soil evenly moist once it starts bearing fruit, however. 

Feeding Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant

This plant requires a high level of nutrients. Fertilize your tomato plant three to five times during the growing season using a balanced liquid fertilizer. You can also amend the soil with compost and aged manure before planting for the season.

Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Costoluto Genovese Tomato Plant
Other Name(s): Costoluto Genovese Tomato
Scientific Name: Tomato 'Costoluto Genovese'
SKU:
1231004996-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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