Tomato Russian Red
GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Northland/Kaiwaka
Number of Seeds: 20
Description: Indeterminate. A well known very good tomato. Kay always plant a few of this variety because they are reliably the easiest to grow. They are semi dwarfing in habit with huge crops of excellent tomatoes. Not as much flavour as some others but they always make up for that with reliability of the crop, and their disease resistance.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out when first leaves appear at 3cm diagonal spacing. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10cm deep pots or trays to 10cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15cm high transplant into garden 50cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1m wide bed. Needs staking.