Seeds, Tomato Rio Grande (McKenzie)

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A wonderful paste-type tomato that is great in sauces.

Germination: 7-14 days
Maturity: 75-85 days

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.

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.

Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")

Plantling Spacing: 60-90 cm (24-36")

Row Spacing: 90 cm (36")

Best Container Size: 18”+

Growing Height: 38-60 cm (15-24")

Plant Type: Vegetable

Latin Name: Lycopersicon esculentum

Growth Type: Determinate - while staking is not required, it is recommended to support these high yielding plants

Disease Resistance: fusarium 1 & 2, verticillium wilt

Preparation Ideas: Perfect for making tomato paste, sauce, and juice.

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