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Amos Coli Tomato

         
 
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Gorgeous plums are the epitome of what makes a tomato great for paste and sauces: large, smooth, meaty, with little core and very few seeds. They are very solid and fragrant, with a rich, well-balanced flavor. And they are superb for fresh eating as well. The plants are robust and unstintingly productive. Amos Coli was 86 years old when he approached Brad Gates at the 2012 Heirloom Exposition, offering to share this incredible tomato that he had been growing for some 60 years. Amos in turn had received it from a Santa Clara Valley, California, resident who had grown it for some 50 years before that—making this variety well over a century old! Brad says, “This is the best paste tomato I’ve ever had. I am glad to help Amos in seeing this great variety live forever.”
 
Amos Coli Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MrsHopper
Location:
Billings, MT, United States
Date:
February 18, 2017
          1.0
 
Not for me
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing

What are the cons? Leggy plant that did not yeild

Review:

Maybe it was me. But this variety did not produce. I started them indoors alongside 6 other varieties of tomatoes that included romas and arctic varieties. Every plant was awesome except for this variety. It was leggy from the start and very weak. And it continued to grow that way all year. It hardly produced anything. I had 6 raised beds of tomatoes. All full and productive and gorgeous. Then you looked at the row of Coli's and you would have thought I had no clue what I was doing. There's something about the way I grow or my environment that makes this variety not fit for me. Glad to see others are having success but I won't try it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Oregonmama
Location:
Beaverton, OR, United States
Date:
December 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Great sauce tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Perfect for sauce

What are the cons? Not a heavy producer

Review:

This is the absolute perfect sauce tomato - big, meaty, easy to peel, light on seeds, cherry red. If you plan on making sauce, add this to your repertoire.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sincalfire
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Best paste tomato out there
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Yield and easy to grow

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I grew two of these plants this year and so did a friend. These are the biggest paste tomatoes you'll ever come across. Behaves like an heirloom and grows very viney and quickly. I would recommend something 6ft tall to grow these on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kelso
Location:
Madison, WI, United States
Date:
November 28, 2016
          4.0
 
Not my favorite
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Large

What are the cons? Pastey

Review:

It's paste texture makes it unappealing for fresh eating. Did not have a very productive vine. Not the fastest to ripen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shay
Location:
Roseneath, Canada
Date:
October 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Great for sauces
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Huge, Taste Great

What are the cons? Plant needs a lot of support

Review:

The other reviews sum this tomato up perfectly. It is a great sauce/paste tomato, the fruits are huge, biggest tomatoes I've ever grown but the fruit do mature a little later in the season. At first it doesn't look like much but the tomatoes get bigger and bigger to the point where I was struggling to stop the branches from breaking under the strain of the weight, I think this plant would be better off trellised, the branches certainly liked vining across the ground to tangle with the nearby squashes. I'm going to grow them again but next time give them a lot more support early on. As a side note the leaves are very different from other tomatoes I've grown, they have a long droopy vine-like shape to them and hang down from the plant. Very pretty.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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