Mr. Fothergill’s Tomato (Beefsteak) Costoluto Fiorentino Seeds

3.50 “Price excl. VAT: 3.50

A large, irregularly ribbed, Italian beefsteak with fruits up to 10cm/4in diameter. Very fleshy with good flavour. Semi-determinate.

A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.

Technically a fruit, but also Ireland’s favourite summer vegetable! No surprise because nothing you buy beats the flavour of home-grown tomatoes.

75 seeds

Sow indoors March-April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a pot of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Transplant to individual pots when 10-15cm (4-6″) tall. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, April-June 60cm (2′) apart, when frosts are over. This variety may also be grown in a polytunnel or cool greenhouse, but generally performs better outside. Harvest: August-October.

This variety can also be grown in large patio pots with support to keep branches off the ground. Trim plants if they become too large.

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