Tomato Rio Grande Seed
Rio Grande tomatoes are very large, meaty, pear-shaped tomatoes that mature to a deep red. These tomatoes are perfect for making tomato paste, sauce, and juice. This vigorous variety is well adapted to extreme temperatures and VFF resistant. Due to the potential of heavy crops and to keep the fruit clean and easy to pick, it is recommended to support plants with stakes or cages.
Latin Name: Lycopersicon esculentum
Online Code: 135921
Product Weight: 400 milligrams / approximately 140-150 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Meaty with great flavor
Days to Harvest: 75 to 85 days (after transplanting outdoors)
Growth Habit: Determinate - while staking is not required, it is recommended to support these high yielding plants
Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")
Row Spacing: 90 cm (36")
Plant Spacing: 60-90 cm (24-36")
Growing Height: 38-60 cm (15-24")
Best Container Size: 18"+
Disease Resistance: fusarium 1 & 2, verticillium wilt
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.
How To Grow: Tomato Rio Grande
Suggestions: Keep tomatoes away from all members of the Brassica family: cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
Preparation Ideas: A wonderful paste-type tomato that is great in sauces.