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Tomato 'Red Robin'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Red Robin is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Robin'. 'Red Robin' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Regular-leafed plant, round globular 1" fruit borne in clusters. Very compact plant, reportedly it grows better in a patio container than in ideal conditions in the ground. Sweet, cherry tomato.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Red Robin is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Red Robin originates from.

Red Robin 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.

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

How to grow Red Robin

  • Full Sun

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Red Robin likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Robin 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Red Robin needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Red Robin from seed

Even though this is a hybrid, it is reported that the seeds will come true for the next generation.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Robin about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Robin

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

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 Robin is a tender plant.

Harvesting Red Robin

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

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