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.


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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