Tomato Rio Grande. A vigorous bush variety forming meaty, firm, pear-shaped deep red fruits averaging about 80-100g each in clusters. Perfect for cooking sauces, juicing, and slicing. An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. Good disease resistance. Mid-late. Determinate
Semi-late tomato variety (75 – 80 days) with determined growth, for summer-autumn cultures, in the field.
Plants have a balanced port and are very productive.
The fruits are oval, almost cylindrical, with an average weight of 90-120 g.
Average production 60 – 70 t / ha.
It shows resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium.
Planting method: 28,000 plants / ha (35 x 100 cm)
Cultivating Tomato Rio Grande
- Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep.
- Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
- Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3-inch pots.
- Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall,
- either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatize them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well-drained soil and keep watered.