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Tomato 'Kumato'

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Kumato' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Kumato' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

This hybrid variety is modelled after older black heirloom varieties. The fruit is small to medium sized and ripens to a dark brown with hints of green on the shoulders. Reportedly good flavour.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Kumato is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Kumato originates from.

Kumato Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Kumato have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Kumato

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Kumato is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Kumato are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Kumato likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Kumato from seed

As this is a hybrid plant, seeds are not guaranteed to come true to type. However, several independent growers are currently trying to grow out the variety in order to make it open pollinated.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Kumato about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Kumato

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Kumato is a tender plant.

Harvesting Kumato

Kumato folklore & trivia

Hybrid originally from Europe, it was introduced to North American markets in April 2006.

Other Names for Tomato 'Kumato'

Rosso bruno, Olmeca F1, Olmeca

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