Green Copia

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Green Copia
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color green, striped
Fruit shape oblate, beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Belarus
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Green Copia - ripe fruit. 2009-08-31.

B.C KO T

indet., regular leaf plant, medium size beautiful green/black striped beefsteaks with very good sweet flavor. Flesh is also bi-colored, green and pink. Some fruits shaped almost like heart. 5-10 oz. Very good complex flavor.

Seed source:

Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 09 / Eric Pedebas, France 07

Year grown: 2009, 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)



History

  • Discovered by Andrey Baranovsky, Belarus (BELR BA A) while growing out Copia tomato from the seed he received from John Hanna of Moscow, Idaho in 2004-2005. Andrey only grew two plants but both came up with identical green-when-ripe striped fruit. The consequent growouts by hobby tomato gardeners seem to show that it mostly breeds true to type, however, it may not be 100% stable, as I got 2 plants which produced yellow fruits with red/pink stripes, similar to the parent Copia.
  • Likely a segregation or mutation of Copia.
  • First offered in Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A).



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