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Tomato 'Red balconi'

Solanum lycopersicum

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

Open-pollinated, non-heirloom dwarf, compact variety.
Good for hanging baskets and other containers.
78 DTM.

Red cherry globular fruit, regular leafed plant. Determinate.

Red balconi grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Red balconi is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Red balconi originates from.

Red balconi 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 balconi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red balconi

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red balconi 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. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Red balconi likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Red balconi from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

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 balconi about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red balconi

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 balconi is a tender plant.

Harvesting Red balconi

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

Other Names for Tomato 'Red balconi'

Balconi red, Balconi OP

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