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Amos Coli Tomato (15 seeds) (TX129) $3.00

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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: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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3 out of 3 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

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KarlasKitchenGarden
Location:
Olympia, WA, United States
Date:
October 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Late bloomer but great taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Huge tomato, great taste

What are the cons? Late maturity

Review:

I started several of these and had good germination. Ended up growing two of the plants myself. It was not a great year for tomatoes as we had a cool summer, but I did eventually get some tomatoes in late September in the Pacific Northwest. It was worth the wait! The tomatoes have a great taste and very few seeds. Perfect for fresh eating or canning. The two plants I grew were very different, so there may be some inconsistency in the seeds, but I feel like I got a better deal! The one was as described and I barely am starting to get tomatoes off of it at the end of September/beginning of October. The other one, however, looks like a beefsteak tomato on the outside, but when you slice into it it is like a paste tomato and totally meaty. This plant also matured earlier by a week or two, but that may have been because it had better sun. I'm going to keep seeds from the "beefsteak paste" tomato and see if I can get more of those!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melissa
Location:
Atwater, OH, United States
Date:
September 14, 2016
          5.0
 
FANTASTIC performer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Healthy plant, few seeds

What are the cons? Slow maturity

Review:

Amos Coli was a star in my garden this year! Hearty germination. I (unknowingly) had a super hot seedling mixture this year, but these seeds thrived in spite of it. Super healthy plants, MASSIVE fruit, few seeds. Prone to some cracking and catfacing on the shoulders, but I blame the inconsistent weather more than the plant itself. Slow to mature, but definitely worth the wait! Made for excellent canning tomatoes for sauce, paste, crushed tomatoes and ketchup. Will DEFINITELY become a staple tomato in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Momo
Location:
Eugene, OR, United States
Date:
September 9, 2016
          3.0
 
Huge paste tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Meaty super large

What are the cons? Low production and ripening

Review:

My Amos Coli vine started out super weak, but changed and had high vigor as it matured. The yield has been very low and ripening is also slow. I still have the same tomatoes ripening I had on the vine originally. That being said, the tomatoes which have ripened are enormous and of excellent quality. Today I picked 8 and they filled my basket almost half way up. These are on average 14 ounces, super large for a paste. I will try them again next year as a secondary paste and see if the prodution is higher.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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