Old Italian

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Old Italian
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


Medium sized (6-7 ft) plants need some caging or staking, good early production that for me tapered off significantly after a couple of weeks. Produces slightly flattened medium sized (mostly 6-10 oz) deep pink globes with good full, rich flavor. Some (radial) cracking observed in wet weather.
TN JO M (Marianna Jones of Dickson, Tennessee) (aka Marianna's Heirloom Seeds )

Year: 2007

Location: Augusta Michigan


  • Reported to be brought back to the US from a WWII veteran who was stationed in Italy, but this is unverified.
  • Both potato leaf and regular leaf versions of this tomato are available through SSE Yearbook, and both versions seem to have originated from Marianna Jones of TN (TN JO M).
  • No commercial sources were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition, but the variety is available from Marianna's Heirloom Seeds.

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