TOM COT® is an excellent variety for its numerous qualities : Important and regular productivity every year, attractive fruit with bright orange colour, good eating quality. The storage ability is very good.
Season : Semi early; 10th of March in 2014 (Nîmes).
Importance of blossom : Very important.
Fertility : SELF FERTILE. This variety can pollinate a lot of varieties
because it has a long blooming time.
Productivity : Very good and regular. It needs an early good thinning.
Fruits don’t fall after thinning.
Entrance of production : Very quick (2nd leaf).
Harvest stage : colour 7-8 (CTIFL).
OBTENTOR : Tom Toyama, Washington State University Research
EDITOR : COT INTERNATIONAL
VARIETY PROTECTION : EU 1296 Registration Date : 15/10/1996
Growth Habit : Spreading.
Vigour : Good.
Fructification : Each type of branches (mostly on long one-year branches).
It needs a good pruning and thinning.
Ripening time : Semi early. 3rd of June in 2014 (Nîmes).
Size : 2A - 3A.
Shape : Oval.
Colour : Bright orange.
Firmness : Very good; 74 Durofel. Solid skin.
Eating quality : Good; Sweet and acidulous with good aroma (12° Brix).
Cracking tolerance : Very good.
Storage ability : Very important.
Reminder : the numbers (firmness, sugar, size, date, etc..) are indicative ; they strongly depend on the harvest date, the yield and the climatic conditions of the year.
Patented variety. Propagation and distribution forbidden without Cot International permission.