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Tomato 'Red Rocket'

Solanum lycopersicum

'Red Rocket' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Red Rocket' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Small to medium sized early determinate variety. Fruit is red coloured with a globular shape. A great choice for early and short season growers. Reported good acid/sweet balance. Regular leaf.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Red Rocket is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Canada is believed to be where Red Rocket originates from.

Red Rocket Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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 'Red Rocket'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Red Rocket likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Rocket is thought of as tender, 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 Red Rocket are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Red Rocket likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Red Rocket from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Red Rocket

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

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Red Rocket is a tender plant.

Harvesting Red Rocket

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Tomato 'Red Rocket' information

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Red Rocket folklore & trivia

Bred at Canada Experimental Farm, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada and named for Canada’s centenary.

Other Names for Tomato 'Red Rocket'

Centennial rocket, Rocket

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