Tomato 'Kumato'

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: Kumato
Additional cultivar information:(aka Rosso Bruno)
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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

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Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

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Seed Type:

American hybrid


Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:

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Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 9, 2013, rebbell from mackay,
Australia wrote:

For sheer versatility the Kumato is in a class of its own. Greenish brown, firm, medium fruit (about 8 ounces), with a very rich sweet flavour, perfect for raw slicing and dicing, frying, baking whole and semi-drying in wedges. Also makes stunning soup and blitzed tomato sauce, which will have your taste buds doing cartwheels!

The kumato is also a very fast producer...10-12 weeks from germination to first fruit picking. We just save a few seeds from each crop, allow to dry out and plant in full sun. We've been getting 100% germination rate (usually within 5 days) for the last 2 years and they breed true. Each plant grows to about 6 feet and produces a phenomenal amount of fruit...about 60-70 per plant over 2-3 months.


On Dec 19, 2011, RickCorey_WA from Everett, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Despite Syngenta saying they will never sell this seed to home growers, I saw it listed here for sale:

Kumato NEW
Rare variety from Australia. We will say that this is a massive producer of 3-6 ounce fruits that are chocolate brown with deep orange and frosty green stripes. Their thick walls make them excellent keepers. These are great for the home gardener, but would be great for market growers as well.


On Aug 5, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Entry provided for informational purposes.

Kumato is a medium sized, dark-fleshed tomato developed by Syngenta Ltd. and recently distributed for sale in overseas (Europe and Australia) grocery stores in the last year or so. Presumably a hybrid, although time will tell as folks that have might have saved seed are now likely growing them out to see what they get. Rosso Bruno being sold in the states is the same variety, marketed under a different name. A lot of hype and publicity surrounding this variety.