Unbeatable Disease Resistance Means Bigger Crops!
Plump, juicy plum tomatoes just perfect for sauces and canning!
Variety: Corleone Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set: Indeterminate
Days to Maturity: 60
Fruit Color: Red
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Additional Characteristics: Edible
Harvest Season: Early Fall,?Early Summer,?Late Spring,?Late Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,?Fusarium Wilt Race 1,?Root-Knot Nematodes,?Tobacco Mosaic Virus,?Verticillium Wilt
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
50 days from setting out transplants. Indeterminate.
Make the best spaghetti sauce of your life with Corleone, the rich, meaty, juicy plum tomato used by great cooks everywhere. These large tomatoes have that real old-fashioned tang that is at the heart of Neapolitan cuisine — and they’re so easy to grow and generous with the yields, you’ll be tempted to retire all the other plums (Romas) from your garden!
Named for the region in Sicily renowned for its food, Corleone is an Italian variety with fruit that generally weighs between 4.5 and 5 ounces, with a pleasingly plump oblong shape and continuous yields all summer long on very vigorous vines. We don’t know the secret of its fabulous flavor, but we do know why it’s such a great producer: Corleone is highly resistant to a whole range of tomato diseases that keep other varieties from growing and bearing their best.
Corleone demonstrates terrific resistance to tobacco mosaic virus, nematodes, yellow leaf curl virus, and several types of fusarium and verticillium wilt. Its foliage stays fresh and healthy even in the dog days of late summer, and in humid or rainy climates. It just keeps going when others droop!
And Corleone sets high-quality fruit all season. Some varieties begin well and then lose some of their flavor or texture as the season progresses, but not this Italian powerhouse! You’ll be harvesting the same smooth, heavy, well-filled tomatoes in August that you were in June!
Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees F. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2? feet apart.