A rare heirloom tomato from the province of Cosenza in Calabria. It was once called "the poor man's meat." Fruits can grow very large, some achieving more than 4 pounds in weight. A type of Cuor di Bue tomato, it has pinkish-red fruit, ruffled at stem end. Great taste, good producer, with a wonderful reputation. Mid season. Approximately 100 seeds per pack. Approximately 250-380 seeds per gram.
Belmonte Tomato is listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, a compendium of traditional products that have been preserved by local communities over time. We are able to obtain seed only occasionally, and then only in small quantities, so if you want to grow Belmonte tomatoes, do it this year!
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