Rio grande is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Rio grande'. 'Rio grande' is considered a heirloom cultivar. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Kelly green colour.
A great paste tomato, this one has natural VFF resistance. Earlier and more productive than the standard Roma tomato. Plum shaped, red, regular leafed plant.
These tomatoes are suitable for container growing.2Rio grande grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Rio grande is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).
Mexico is believed to be where Rio grande originates from.
Typically, Rio grande Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rio grande have been kindly provided by our members.
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 Rio grande about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.
Bury them a little bit lower into the soil than you would other vegetables.1Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Rio grande is a tender plant.
Some sources say this seed originates from Mexico, others say Peru, and even others say Italy.
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