We received seed for this monster paste tomato from our friend Mario in Italy. The name basically translates to heirloom heart tomato from Acqui Terme. We almost didn’t list this one because it’s so low on seeds but we had so many messages and requests we have listed a very limited amount. Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy. This is way up at the top of Italy (not far from us). renowned for its amaretti cookies,truffle/mushrooms, and excellent Monferrato red wines. Also known for it’s thermal spas and springs.
This is probably the largest paste tomato we have ever grown. The mother of all sauce tomatoes. Very dense meat and low on seeds. Most of ours were enormous, huge tankers. If you eat it fresh it’s very sweet. A little bit surprizing as many paste tomatoes are rather mild when fresh. Makes for amazing fresh eating and it makes a deep, crimson, very rich sauce. It is a limited supply and we use a strict seed count on this so just an FYI. We will be keeping it in our rotation but it could be a couple of seasons before we offer it again.
***One pack per customer***