Rossa Sicilian (Togetta)

This beautiful and tasty Italian heirloom has flattened and deeply ribbed bright red fruit – almost a crayfish red. They are smaller in size – about 3” and range about 3-6 oz. The ruffled slices look pretty – almost like a flower.

The flavor is richly good and a nice way to serve is sliced with slices of fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. It also makes a lovely stuffed tomato. But it shines as a cooking tomato and makes really delicious sauces. The production is very good so you get a lot at a time for sauce making. It also is nice for drying.

Very similar to Costoluto Genovese but some would say with better flavor. That decision is up to you.

Story:

From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

Italian heirloom brought by a Sicilian man to the U.S. in 1987. It was given to Ann Fuller of Mitchell, Indiana. If Togetta denotes town of origin within Sicily, and given that there is not a town with that name, it may be a typo of Torretta which is in Palermo province.

Color: Red
Shape: Paste
Maturity: 80 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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