Italian Stallion

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: COMPACT, determinate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: early-midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+

“Italian Stallion” is a tomato I just had to try. Having grown up in the era of Rocky Balboa movies, who could resist having an “Italian Stallion” in her garden? Not me!
I was well-pleased with this variety, being one of few paste types that produces excellently for me and keeps a compact sized plant as well…I planted it with my dwarf varieties in a 5 gal black nursery pot. The fruits are smooth, red, and torpedo shaped. The flesh is very meaty and the gel is thick. Stinkbugs loved these, and with good reason. The flavor is strongly acid and sweet, exactly what I want in any of my cooking with heat applications.
I was a bit concerned when I read a database description of this variety, which stated that the fruits were “baseball-sized red globes.” I actually wrote to the vendor from whom I purchased seeds, a really excellent company called Salt Spring Seeds, and asked if torpedo was the right shape for this variety. The owner told me that he had some globe-shaped fruits in the beginning from the seeds he received, but they have been elongated plum/torpedo shaped now for years.
I did have to wonder at whoever might have named this variety “Italian Stallion” if the fruits were completely globe-shaped in the beginning. I mean, think about it. An Italian Stallion that is medium and ROUND? Or an Italian Stallion that is…err…fairly large and elongated? You decide.

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