Tomato Rio Grande. The tomatoes form in clusters and seem to do well in weather extremes, both hot and cold. Good disease resistance. It is a determinate plant and can be grown in a cage, allowed to sprawl, or trellised. Mid-early paste-type tomato. Space 24" apart. Pack contains 2 grams, approximately 500 seeds.
Posted by Sarah in NC on 22nd Mar 2012
Fabulous producer on short semi-determinant plants. The first flush makes these bushes look like they are covered in Easter eggs. Covered. Totally. The plants continued to set lighter flushes until frost here (Think Thanksgiving) These plants out performed any other paste & shook off the numerous foliage and insect-borne diseases prevalent in our hot, humid but droughty climate. Fruit is tasty - drier but very edible sliced for salads. Cooked up is where these maters shine. They add enough pectin to mix with cherry tomatoes (& whatever else ripe) in the garden to make great sauce & salsa for the winter. Can't say enough good things about them - great for container growing - loved life in 5 gallon buckets. Mainstay in our garden & the gardens of local friends.