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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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Plum

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Clarksville, Indiana

Carmel, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

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

My tomatoes were very round, rather than plum shaped.

Negative

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

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

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."