DaCosta's Portuguese

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Tomato 'DaCosta's Portuguese', Sept 2015 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'DaCosta's Portuguese', Aug 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'DaCosta's Portuguese', June 29 2015 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2015

Accession: 193

Seed Source: Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC.

Comments:

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

Fruit Observations

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)

Affliction Observations

  • Slightly slowed ripening in high heat.

History

  • 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'.