Ed Hume Seeds

Red Robin Tomato

TOMATO Red Robin

A compact dwarf cherry variety ideal for container planting and hanging baskets. Its 1 to 1 1/2 inch fruits are sweet in flavor. Grow on your patio for ornamental value and easycontinual harvest. Maturity is early, from 60 days on from transplant.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start seeds indoors in late winter through early spring in pots, trays or flats. Cover seed with 1/16 inch soil. Plant seeds in sterilized, fertile soil. Water with warmwater. Provide plenty of light for young seedlings.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: WWhen seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin or individually pot indoor seedlings 3 inches apart. Plant outdoors in late spring after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably.

SPACING: Leave 2 to 3 feet between plants.  One to two weeks in the home at 70F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks in the home at 70F.

Ed's Special Advice

Fruit can be dried by hanging vines in dry sunny areas. Avoid overwatering plants when fruit is near maturity, if drying is desired. Delicious sliced in salads or simmered in sauces. Plant tomatoes in full sun, with fairly rich well drained soil. Avoid spraying foliage when watering.


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