Rio Grande Tomato
(80 Days) (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) Determinate. Produces well in hot arid climate, like Colorado. A cluster of these extra large pear shaped Rio Grande tomatoes makes great sauce or juice. When these extra large, red tomatoes start growing. you'll be counting down the days until you get to eat them. It was developed, in '94, by the University of California, for disease resistance.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring in seed starting mix.
Keep soil moist, not soggy, at 75 degrees F. seedlings tend to emerge 7-14 days.
Seedlings need light from a window sill or proper grow lights for 16 hours a day
Transplant after danger of frost pasts, check the date of your area.