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.
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How to grow Tomato 'Calabacito rojo'
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' information
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Translates literally from Spanish to English as “Red Courgette”.
Possibly documented as early as 1795 in Philadelphia gardens. Seed was collected in Chiapas State (Mexico) in 1991 and reintroduced.
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