Perito Italian

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Perito Italian
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum, elongated
Fruit size medium
Fruit type canner, slicer, paste
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Perito Italian - sliced fruit. 2013-09-05.


Indet., very tall plants with regular leaf wispy foliage. Fat red plum-shaped fruits can grow up to 12 oz, average size is about 5-8 oz. Fruits are so meaty and juicy, with narrow seed locules and very few seeds, which makes it difficult to collect lots of seeds. Excellent sweet flavor. Outstanding plum-shaped slicer tomato. (very limited, 12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 07/ Dave Tenney, Ohio / Matt Perito

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


75 days, indet., regular leaf, droopy foliage, 6-10 oz red plums with excellent taste, very productive, from NY MA C 06 via Dave Tenney, OH, seeds from co-worker's father, Matt Perito, originally from Italy in the early 1900s.

Seed source:

Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 07 / Dave Tenney, Ohio / Matt Perito

Year grown: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • Very old Italian heirloom variety that dates back to the early 1900s.
  • Carolyn Male received the seed from Dave Tenney of Ohio, who obtained the seed from his co-worker's father, Matt Perito.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C).
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

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