Cesare's Canestrino di Lucca Tomato Seedlings

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. A very unique flavor profile with a discernible funk, Cesare's Canestrino di Lucca is a very dry sauce tomato with a deep, rich red color. This is the first time seed for this variety is being offered for sale to the public through our seed grower partner Zach Pickens of Farm Tournant.


This seedling variety has sold out for pre-orders, but it may become available for real-time ordering beginning May 10th, 2024. Please check back on or after that date.
Single seedling in 4" pot $4.69 Sold out for 2024 preorders. Check back on or after May 10th.

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
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

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