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Tomato - Rio Grande (Determinate)

$299 USD


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The Rio Grande Tomato is a classic plum/paste tomato that gets along with heat, humidity, and drought, but that’s only one of its maravilloso qualities. The plant produces muchos bright red, egg-shaped fruits with a flavor that’s well-balanced between dulce and acidic. Especially bueno for pastes and sauces, but it wouldn’t mind being chopped up into fresh pico de gallo with a little onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.

  • Heat tolerant
  • Sweet and acidic
  • High yields
  • Good for Southern jardines


  • Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Growth type: Determinate, tomato cage support, no pruning
  • Tomato size: Medium
  • Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 24" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 36"-48" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-14 days
  • Germination soil temps: 75F-95F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-6.5 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost hardy: No
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per 2 sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 75-80 days

Click here to view our full Tomato grow guide

Good companion plants: Basil, Borage, Onion, Parsley, Pepper

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