Goldman’s Italian American Tomato was named by Amy Goldman for her father’s grocery store in Brooklyn after she found this at a roadside grocery store in Cernobbio, Italy.
In Amy’s book she says…”voluptuous, red-ribbed, and very heavy in the hips-makes sauce as thick and rich as any tomato I’ve ever grown.”
Goldmans’ Italian American keeps up a steady production of large, red, pear shaped, paste tomatoes with exceptional flavor and few seeds. Nearly one pound per fruit! Makes one of the creamiest tomato sauces you’ll ever cook. “Excellent, sweet and luscious.”
The fruits are generally 1 pound. In South Windsor CT. during the 2010 growing season we had a tomato 2.5 lbs. 6.5 inches across. Seeds were saved for this years plants for 2013.