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Old January 10, 2019   #1
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Default Tomato ID - Anyone recognize this one?

I grabbed this off of an heirloom rack. Around 8 ounce in size. Got any ideas as to its name?
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Old January 10, 2019   #2
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Goldman's Italian American possibly?
The ones I grew were more red and larger though, but they were shaped the same.

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Goldman's Italian American possibly?
The ones I grew were more red and larger though, but they were shaped the same.
I looked it up and I think you are right. Probably should have been bigger, but based on the complete lack of any taste what so ever, I assume it was picked green and gassed to turn it red. I considered it an investment in seeds, lol.
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Old January 10, 2019   #4
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I think a tomato ID based on a store bought fruit, with no knowledge of the plant, is impossible.

Sure Goldman's IA has that color and shape, but so does the full-size Franchi variety Red Pear. and Red Pear Piriform, and Red Pear Abruzzese.

And there are likely heirloom-like commercial varieties that have been developed as well, that are not so easily found on the internet.
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Old January 11, 2019   #5
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I think a tomato ID based on a store bought fruit, with no knowledge of the plant, is impossible.

Sure Goldman's IA has that color and shape, but so does the full-size Franchi variety Red Pear. and Red Pear Piriform, and Red Pear Abruzzese.

And there are likely heirloom-like commercial varieties that have been developed as well, that are not so easily found on the internet.
Thank you Fred for your post.

Call that shape,which is well known,an upside down heart, but in reality it's called a pyriform shape and they are usually found as either pink or red colors and from different countries as well

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Old January 12, 2019   #6
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With all the pyriform varieties out there, you really can't tell. You didn't like it, so if you are guessing on what variety it is, you'll assume that variety isn't any good. Really it's impossible to know.
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I think a tomato ID based on a store bought fruit, with no knowledge of the plant, is impossible.

Sure Goldman's IA has that color and shape, but so does the full-size Franchi variety Red Pear. and Red Pear Piriform, and Red Pear Abruzzese.

And there are likely heirloom-like commercial varieties that have been developed as well, that are not so easily found on the internet.
At first I thought of Canestrino but the colour suggests me it could be Pera d'Abruzzo (Red pear Abruzzese). I have little knowledge compared to others Tville members though. There could be dozens of piriform tomatoes that look like that one.

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Old January 15, 2019   #8
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I would think that since you are in Italy, you are probably aware of more of these than we are.
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I seriously doubt many of the labels at the grocery store. it may not even be an heirloom.
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If it's a heirloom without a name it's probably one of the 'novel shape' hybrids, like Rugantino or Aurea.
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I would think that since you are in Italy, you are probably aware of more of these than we are.
Oh yeah, I know a lot of piriform varieties....like 5 or 6

I'm after one variety I've discovered (but never tasted) some time ago. It has been grown for decades only in a very remote area of Italy. If I get seeds and it turns out to be a good piriform tomato, I will definitely share seeds with this community
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Oh yeah, I know a lot of piriform varieties....like 5 or 6

I'm after one variety I've discovered (but never tasted) some time ago. It has been grown for decades only in a very remote area of Italy. If I get seeds and it turns out to be a good piriform tomato, I will definitely share seeds with this community
I'll look for the sharing seeds part since I love them.

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I think it's Cuor di Bue.
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Old January 18, 2019   #14
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I think it's Cuor di Bue.
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Tania lists the following

Cuor Di Bue
Cuore Di Bue
Cuore Di Toro

Different spellings for several reasons.

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