A friend gave me seed from a 4 pack of tomatoes he bought at the grocery. It had the name komato on it. I have done search and found out some about it. He liked the tomatos. I have some growing now. The seedlings appear vigourous and healthy. Anyone grown this one?
Here is an update on kumato. I saved seeds from a kumato bought at walmart.
I am growing about 8 plants. This would I guess be f2 generation.
Overall I am very pleased. The plants display some variation in phenotype. The fruits however have been very consistent in appearance and taste.
We love them. My market customers love them. One plant got severe early blight. One plant is huge and beautiful with loads of fruit that are the last of all the plants to ripen.
Most are in between these two with really good production. I am going to save the f3 generation and see how they do for fall tomatoes.
I am wondering if sun gold cherry tomato would do the same. It is a very delicious and popular fruit. My wife really likes it. We are going to save the seed. But wondering if anyone has already done this.
Also does anyone have any comment on what I might expect on the f3 of kumato. Thanks Gray
There are people growing Kumato F2 in Poland and reporting on it, but they have F2 and are of course very far from OP. I think Reinhard Kraft has an OP sun gold cherry tomato, which is distributed stateside by Carolyn (Male). It might be interesting to Mark McCaslin (Frogsleap Farm), that Kumato has the "rin" gene. I suppose he might use it in his breeding. I think quite a few people will be interested in your F3 Kumatos.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2012 12:41:54 GMT -8 by GunnarSK
Further update. This is a producing tomato. I have plants that produced 50-60 tomatoes on each plant. These fruits will stay on the plant a long time with out going bad. They just ripen and ripen. They also sit in the house forever just ripening and not going bad. Great tomato for markets if your market likes them. I have had dozens of compliments about this tomato first over many varieties that I like better personally. I have not had anyone who doesnt like it. I am going to put some if the refrigerator and see how long they keep. Gray