Tomato 'Kumato'

Solanum lycopersicum

How to grow Tomato '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. 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