Tomato 'Copia'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Copia
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:





Seed Type:

Created heirlooms


Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama

Oakland, California

Simi Valley, California

Urbandale, Iowa

Inez, Kentucky

River, Kentucky

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Lipan, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 4, 2011, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Copia is an open pollinated cross between two popular tomato varieties, Marvel Stripe and Green Zebra.

A mid-sized slicing tomato, Copia features a yellow background decorated with an overlay of red, zebra-like stripes.

The interior is marbleized red and yellow similar to Marvel Stripe. Copia tomato was named after the now defunct Copia Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts in Napa, California.

Original seed stock was provided by Jeff Dawson, who developed the strain.


On Mar 21, 2009, CajuninKy from Biggs, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this tomato last year and was very happy with it. It is a very good producer. The fruit is large, juicy and has a delicate, delicious flavor. It was a very nice addition to salads and was very good sliced and eaten on a sandwich. I will definitely grow this one again this year.


On Sep 14, 2008, dorisv from Oakland, CA wrote:

I loved the bi-color nature of this tomato...very striking. The flavor was only average and juicier than I prefer. It grew surprisingly well in a deck planter box that received no more than 6hrs direct sun.


On Aug 8, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I really enjoy this tomato - not only does it have a stunning appearance but I find that it is also very flavourful. The inside has a lovely red marbled appearance to go along with the streaks on the skin. It retains the zestiness of green zebra which I enjoy. I had some catfacing on some of the fruits, but no BER and no splitting of note. I will grow this one again.


On Oct 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 85 day cross between Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe.