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Red Robin Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Robin'

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Red Robin Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Robin') at Roger's Gardens

Red Robin Tomato fruit

Red Robin Tomato fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Robin Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Robin') at Roger's Gardens

Red Robin Tomato fruit

Red Robin Tomato fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Cherry/Grape-Indeterminate

Description:

A stunning compact and well branching variety, perfect in hanging baskets, patio containers and balconies; early maturing and high yielding; produces small 1" round bright red fruit with a sweet and firm texture, ideal for snacking, salads and roasting

Edible Qualities

Red Robin Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of red round tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') with red flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid summer to mid fall. This is a determinate variety, which means it bears a full crop all at once. The tomatoes have a sweet taste and a firm texture.

The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Pickling
  • Canning

Planting & Growing

Red Robin Tomato will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Because of its vigorous growth habit, it may require staking or supplemental support. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Red Robin Tomato is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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