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Heirloom tomato with a pointy tip

Posted by Toffle London (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 17:52

Anybody know what type of tomato this is? The late neighbor of my mother-in-law had been growing it for a while; she said she'd gotten the seed from her grandmother, so it's at least 100 years old, maybe pushing 150. I have one more close-up but blurry photo of the tomatoes (from the mother-in-law) if that helps, I've never seen them in person. Seeds 5-10 years old had about a 50% germination rate and are growing well now. Just curious what I'm going to be eating this summer!


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RE: Heirloom tomato with a pointy tip

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 21:08

If no one here has a guess, try the tomato forum; those folks really know their tomatoes! Also, was your mother-in-law's neighbor Italian by any chance?

This post was edited by susanc on Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 21:45


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RE: Heirloom tomato with a pointy tip

¿ don't know but
Kinda looks like:
Téton de Vénus Rouge or Téton de Vénus Jaune
good luck!
ʘ‿ʘ


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Do you know size or color? It will help narrow the field. A few I know with pointed tips are "principe borghese" and "Amish paste." Be sure to also look at ones with "heart" in the name.

FataMorgana


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RE: Heirloom tomato with a pointy tip

Oh, so sorry, I meant to say that they turn red when ripe, that photo is not all the way ripe yet. Here's the other one with a hand for scale.


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PS pretty sure the neighbor was 100% English ... this was in a little village outside Oxford and I think she'd lived there all her life.


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  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 16:32

There is an Italian heirloom tomato that looks like yours, Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio AKA Piennolo del Vesuvio. Here is a pic showing fruit size.

Here is a link that might be useful: more info here


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