Indeterminate, 78 days
This old Italian favorite that has been around since the early 19th century. Fruits are attractive with fluted edges and are slightly flattened. Known for its intensely flavorful, deep red flesh, this variety is a standard in Italy for both fresh eating and preserving, and is particularly suitable for bottling. It is interesting to note that Thomas Jefferson grew this tomato at Monticello in 1809 after he retired, and every year up thereafter until his death in 1826.