Pisanello Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

$4.45

30 seeds
OUT-OF-STOCK FOR 2022. 80 days. A captivating, pleated Italian tomato brought to us by our friend and seed grower Dylan Bruce of Viroqua, WI.  Dylan brought Pisanello back from his family reunion trip to Tuscany, Italy. Pisanello was selected by a farmer in Pisa and is named after the Renaissance painter. Fruit have a nice balance of acidity and sweetness perfect for classic Tuscan bruschetta with garlic and olive oil. Dylan loves them sliced, stuffed and in sauce. The skin comes off easily. This tomato yielded well despite all of the rain and disease of 2019. Fairly crack resistant. (aka "Pisanello o Pisa") CO

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years.