Cesare's Canestrino di Lucca Tomato

Certified Organic

Solanum lycopersicum

A rare Italian heirloom sauce tomato.

A rare heirloom sauce tomato brought to the US by Chef Cesare Casella from his hometown of Lucca, Italy, Canestrino di Lucca captivates with its unique flavor profile, which is loaded with umami and sweetness. It is a very dry sauce tomato with a deep, rich red color and voluptuous pleats. While its highest use is as a sauce fruit, it also makes a solid fresh-eating tomato, especially great for salads or other uses in which a drier-fleshed fruit is desired.


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Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost in a warm spot with
ample light (supplemental light is usually necessary).
Transplant after frost into medium-fertility garden beds in
full sun. Trellising is required; pruning is recommended.

Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 90 days from transplant
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 72 inches
Width at Maturity 24 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun
Growth Habit Indeterminate

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