Seed Source: Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC.
2015 Large, bushy, tall plant. Growth and production/ripening slowed slowly in high heat (full sun 8-10hr per day, 30C temps), but kept flowering. Some blossom drop. Fruit seemed to take on a more oblate shape as the season went on. Great flavour, good production and big heart shaped fruit. Approx 9lbs per plant.
Plant Growth Observations
Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate
Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate
Plant size: Large (5.25 ft)
Leaf type: Regular
Leaf Coverage: Heavy
Maturity: 85+ days
Skin colour: Pink
Flesh colour: Pink
Fruit Shape: Oxheart, pleated
Fruit Fasciation: Medium fasciation
Fruit Firmness: Firm
Fruit Set: Good
Average Fruit Diameter: 5"
Average Fruit Length: 5.5"
Average Fruit Weight: 395gr (14oz)
- Slightly slowed ripening in high heat.
- Dan & Val McMurray saved the seed from a slice of tomato from a bagel when they were visiting Portugal. They originally named the variety 'Portuguese' but renamed it to 'DaCosta's Portuguese' in 2007 to avoid confusion with other varieties also called 'Portuguese'.