This years tomatoes have finally begun to ripen. They have been slow as it has been too cool this summer for them to ripen. To say they are the first tomatoes for the year is also a bit untrue, I did harvest a few the other day but Jac the kelpie thought they were a ball and ate them.
The variety is an Italian heirloom called Costoluto Genovese. Costoluto means ribbed in Italian, self evident really. They are a beefsteak tomato perfect for sandwiches. Their red colour is spectacular. The plants are very vigorous ours are over 2400mm or 8′ tall and prolific. The good thing about heritage tomatoes is they don’t all ripen at once so we will be eating fresh tomatoes until the frosts come.