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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Rio Grande'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Rio Grande

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral tem On Jun 28, 2013, tem from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

My tomatoes were very round, rather than plum shaped.

Negative Sequee On Feb 16, 2009, Sequee from Carmel, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I grew it 2 year in a row, and while the taste was fine, the production was low, and the size was inferior to many others.

Positive MikeyJoe On Sep 11, 2006, MikeyJoe from Clarksville, IN wrote:

I grew Rio Grande last year (05) and it was a good Tomato which I enjoyed eating right off the vine.

Even though it had good flavor and production it did not make the cut this year because I had several other similar Tomatoes I wanted to try. I am not sure yet but it will probably be back in the line-up next year in 07.

Neutral Big_Red On Jan 30, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

".....large size red plums are oval to round shape and the flavor is excellent."


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Clarksville, Indiana
Carmel, New York

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