|Growth habit||det., dwarf|
|Fruit type||cooking, paste|
- Compact det., regular leaf plants produce medium-sized, scalloped flat fruits, 5-7 oz., used for paste or sauce. Great taste.
- Ballaro' Market, Palermo, Sicily 13
Year grown: 2014
Location: Pasadena, California Zone 9b
- Seeds were collected in 2013 from the Ballaro' Market in Palermo, Sicily, by Simone Lovano of Pasadena, California, who bought the fruits that were sold as "Di Corleone" (of Corleone) or "Nostrana" ("our" local kind). Fruit is similar to Rosso Sicilian but a little larger, rounder, and not as hollow inside. In 2014, Simone planted this tomato side-by-side with Rosso Sicilian and also noted a difference in plant habit. Corleonese has a very compact determinate plant whereas Rosso Sicilian is an upright indeterminate.
- In Sicily, the Corleonese tomato is traditionally grown around the town of Corleone in Palermo province, usually using dry farming methods with limited or no irrigation and leaving the plants to grow on the ground without staking.
Also known as
CA LO S. Corleonese - green fruit. 2014-08-01.
CA LO S. Corleonese - ripe fruit. 2014-08-27.
CA LO S. Corleonese - ripe fruit. 2014-08-21.
CA LO S. Corleonese - fruits for sale in Sicily. 2013-08-02.
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