(72 - 74 days) Expect heavy sets of
firm, 3 oz,. blocky, plum-shaped, red tomatoes that grow on
compact plants. The hybrid plant is very disease resistant, and the rich tasting fruit have solid flesh and are easily peeled.
Viva forms a stocky, short bushy plant that could be container grown.
Being a true determinate, the fruit will ripen over a concentrated 3 - 4 week season which suits most canners to a tee. Its meatiness and thick walls make it a perfect tomato for sauces, salsa, ketchup, or sun-drying. Viva Italia is also good eaten sliced or in salads.