Tlacolula Ribbed

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Tomato 'Tlacolula Ribbed', Sept 2015 ©Kelly
Tomato 'Tlacolula Ribbed', June 29 2015 ©Kelly

Information forthcoming as season progresses

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009, 2015

Accession: 61

Seed Source: Seed bank stock.


2015 Better production than in previous year (2009) grown - planted in a sunny location and the plant really took off. Slightly later than 'Zapotec Pink Pleated'. Doesn't seem to be bothered by heat at all, so a good variety for high heat/low humidity regions with a long season. My season here is a bit too short, so harvest wasn't as much as I know this plant is capable of - it was flowering and setting fruit right up to frost in late September. Approx 6.75 lb/plant.
2009 Very similar to Zapotec Pink Pleated, but these are not as hollow, and do not seem to grow as big. My production wasn't awesome this year. One was in too shady a location, the other got planted out very late. Got about 2 lbs. Tasty but mild, and slightly sweet. I love the ribbing on them. Seems to enjoy the heat. (Observations taken in Nelson, BC)

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Sprawling

Plant size: Large (5.5 ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Heavy

Maturity: Late (85+ days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red/pink

Fruit Shape: Pleated

Fruit Fasciation: Extreme

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter: 4.5"

Average Fruit Length: 3.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 136 gr (5 oz)

Affliction Observations

Other Observations

  • Grows very well in high heat and low moisture regions.


  • Reportedly collected from Tlacolula, Mexico. First listed in SSE catalgoue in 1991.