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.