This Italian heritage variety was rescued only a few years ago and seed is still very rare. The sweet and juicy fruits are lovely and can be made into delicious sauce and chutney; they have a very distinctive ‘flask’ shape, reminiscent of ancient amphorae. Traditionally they were sown on St Joseph’s Day, March 19th The short plants are determinate
SOW: about 6-8 weeks before the last frost is expected sow in modules, cover or put on a windowsill.
GROW: pot up and grow on before hardening off after frost danger has passed & plant in the greenhouse or in a sunny sheltered part of your garden. For the best flavour keep soil evenly damp (don’t over-water or overfeed). Fiaschetto, is determinate and being prolific may need support. The fruits have a very distinctive ‘flask’ shape, reminiscent of ancient amphorae.
EAT: lovely eaten off the vine or made into delicious sauces and chutney