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McKenzie Seed – Tomato Rio Grande

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McKenzie Seed – Tomato Rio Grande


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.

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Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Meaty with great flavor

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

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Days to Maturity: 75 to 85 days (after transplanting outdoors)

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

Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4″)

Growing Height: 38-60 cm (15-24″)

Best Container Size: 18″+

Disease Resistance: fusarium 1 & 2, verticillium wilt

Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.

Suggestions: Keep tomatoes away from all members of the Brassica family: cabbage, cauliflower, etc.

Product Weight: 400 milligrams