A popular Italian heirloom used primarily for sun-drying. Although they are dry and not very tasty fresh, they develop extraordinary color and flavor when dehydrated. They dry very fast due to their low water content, and the dried fruits store well. The plants will need staking because of the hundreds of plum-shaped fruits produced. Tomatoes set on clusters of 7-10 fruit each weighing about 2 oz. These are also very good for making whole canned tomatoes. They also make outstanding oven-roasted tomatoes - slice in half, drizzle with olive oil, bake at 250°F until mostly done, and sprinkle with fresh basil or oregano. 72 days from transplant. Packet contains at least 30 seeds.