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In warmer climates, Rio Grande tomatoes can be grown from seed, but in cooler regions, the seeds are started indoors and later transplanted outside.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Rio Grande Tomato Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e Solanum lycopersicum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 80 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Zones 3-9 \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18” to 24”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2’ to 3’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Determinate \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Well-drained \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Red\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Mild\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Rio Grande Tomato Growth Habits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUnlike most transplants, tomatoes should be buried deeper than they were in their seedling pots. Up to two-thirds of the plant can be buried. Once established, heirloom Rio Grande tomato seeds grow into determinate plants that reach 1 to 6 feet high. For higher plants, stakes are recommended. Rio Grande tomatoes ripen about 80 days after transplant, resulting in a large, meaty, pear-shaped fruits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eVarious Culinary Uses for Rio Grande Tomato Seeds :\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTomatoes grown from Rio Grande tomato seeds are paste tomatoes. They are commonly used for pasta sauces, purees, and in vegetable smoothies. Less common, but nevertheless delicious dishes include tomato pies and jams, and even tomato cakes and ice creams.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Rio Grande Benefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike all tomato varieties, Rio Grande tomato seeds yield fruits rich in lycopene. 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Solanum lycopersicum is native to the south and central areas of Latin America. Soon after the Europeans arrived in Latin America, tomatoes were imported to Europe where initially they were grown as ornamentals. For a long time, Europeans and then Americans thought tomatoes were poisonous, in part because they stained the common pewter dishware of the era. However, gradually the fear subsided and tomatoes today are a favorite in gardens worldwide and cuisines in most cultures. In warmer climates, Rio Grande tomatoes can be grown from seed, but in cooler regions, the seeds are started indoors and later transplanted outside.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Rio Grande Tomato Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e Solanum lycopersicum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 80 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Zones 3-9 \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18” to 24”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2’ to 3’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Determinate \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Well-drained \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Red\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Mild\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Rio Grande Tomato Growth Habits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUnlike most transplants, tomatoes should be buried deeper than they were in their seedling pots. Up to two-thirds of the plant can be buried. Once established, heirloom Rio Grande tomato seeds grow into determinate plants that reach 1 to 6 feet high. For higher plants, stakes are recommended. Rio Grande tomatoes ripen about 80 days after transplant, resulting in a large, meaty, pear-shaped fruits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eVarious Culinary Uses for Rio Grande Tomato Seeds :\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTomatoes grown from Rio Grande tomato seeds are paste tomatoes. They are commonly used for pasta sauces, purees, and in vegetable smoothies. Less common, but nevertheless delicious dishes include tomato pies and jams, and even tomato cakes and ice creams.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Rio Grande Benefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike all tomato varieties, Rio Grande tomato seeds yield fruits rich in lycopene. It is suggested that this antioxidant reduces the risk of heart disease, and is good for the eyes, possibly protecting against macular degeneration. It also may combat prostate cancer and cancers of the intestinal region. Rio Grande tomatoes also provide vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. The vitamin B in tomatoes has been linked to reductions in blood pressure and high cholesterol. In the past, tomatoes laid against sunburned skin provided a cooling relief.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFun Fact:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough Rio Grande tomatoes are primarily grown and harvested for cooking, historically they've been used for other things. For example, tomato paste has even been used in the past to clean copper cookware and brass objects.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRio Grande Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e250 mg\u003c\/strong\u003e - Approximately 90 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e1 oz\u003c\/strong\u003e - Approximately 10,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e4 oz\u003c\/strong\u003e - Approximately 40,000 Seeds,\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e1 lb\u003c\/strong\u003e - Approximately 160,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}
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Non-GMO, Open-pollinated, Heirloom Rio Grande Tomato Seeds from True Leaf Market. Solanum lycopersicum is native to the south and central areas of Latin America. Soon after the Europeans arrived in Latin America, tomatoes were imported to Europe where initially they were grown as ornamentals. For a long time, Europeans and then Americans thought tomatoes were poisonous, in part because they stained the common pewter dishware of the era. However, gradually the fear subsided and tomatoes today are a favorite in gardens worldwide and cuisines in most cultures. In warmer climates, Rio Grande tomatoes can be grown from seed, but in cooler regions, the seeds are started indoors and later transplanted outside.

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  • Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Days to Maturity: 80 days
  • Hardiness Zone: Zones 3-9
  • Planting Depth: 1/4”
  • Plant Spacing: 18” to 24”
  • Row Spacing: 2’ to 3’
  • Growth Habit: Determinate
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests/diseases: Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck
  • Color: Red
  • Flavor: Mild

Rio Grande Tomato Growth Habits:

Unlike most transplants, tomatoes should be buried deeper than they were in their seedling pots. Up to two-thirds of the plant can be buried. Once established, heirloom Rio Grande tomato seeds grow into determinate plants that reach 1 to 6 feet high. For higher plants, stakes are recommended. Rio Grande tomatoes ripen about 80 days after transplant, resulting in a large, meaty, pear-shaped fruits.


Various Culinary Uses for Rio Grande Tomato Seeds :

Tomatoes grown from Rio Grande tomato seeds are paste tomatoes. They are commonly used for pasta sauces, purees, and in vegetable smoothies. Less common, but nevertheless delicious dishes include tomato pies and jams, and even tomato cakes and ice creams.


Rio Grande Benefits:

Like all tomato varieties, Rio Grande tomato seeds yield fruits rich in lycopene. It is suggested that this antioxidant reduces the risk of heart disease, and is good for the eyes, possibly protecting against macular degeneration. It also may combat prostate cancer and cancers of the intestinal region. Rio Grande tomatoes also provide vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. The vitamin B in tomatoes has been linked to reductions in blood pressure and high cholesterol. In the past, tomatoes laid against sunburned skin provided a cooling relief.


Fun Fact:

Although Rio Grande tomatoes are primarily grown and harvested for cooking, historically they've been used for other things. For example, tomato paste has even been used in the past to clean copper cookware and brass objects.


Rio Grande Seeds Per Package:

  • 250 mg - Approximately 90 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 40,000 Seeds,
  • 1 lb - Approximately 160,000 Seeds
 
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