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Tomato 'Rio Grande' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Rio Grande tomatoes have thick walls, are meaty, and are great for canning.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

These small to medium sized red plums have a very good flavor and are one of the best paste tomatoes available for hot climates. Rio Grande tomatoes have thick walls, are meaty, and are great for canning. They are perfect for salads, salsas, and making sauces, puree, paste and tomato juice. An excellent processing variety. Very productive.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Determinate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP) Yes
Usage Canning, Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25