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Tomato 'Calabacito rojo'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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Calabacito rojo is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Calabacito rojo'. 'Calabacito rojo' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Boston University Red.

Good producer of 3-5oz red, rippled fruit. Non-uniform size, some fruit produced is smooth, while others will be rippled on the same plant. Good flavour, regular leafed plant.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Calabacito rojo is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Calabacito rojo originates from.

Calabacito rojo Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Calabacito rojo have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Calabacito rojo

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Calabacito rojo is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Calabacito rojo are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Calabacito rojo needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Calabacito rojo from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Calabacito rojo about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Calabacito rojo

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Calabacito rojo is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Calabacito rojo

Tomato Calabacito rojo Etymology

Translates literally from Spanish to English as “Red Courgette”.

Calabacito rojo folklore & trivia

Possibly documented as early as 1795 in Philadelphia gardens. Seed was collected in Chiapas State (Mexico) in 1991 and reintroduced.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Calabacito rojo'

Calabacito Roho, Calabasito Rojo

Other Names for Tomato 'Calabacito rojo'

Tomate calabacito rojo

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