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Roadster

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High quality variety with large sized fruit. Fruit are attractive red, very firm and smooth-shouldered. Medium tall plants and benefit from light pruning.

Disease Resistance
Alternaria Stem Canker
Fusarium Wilt (1,2,3)
Tomato Spotted Wilt
Verticillium Wilt
Attributes
Item Number
V44048
Habit
Determinate
Shape
C
Shoulders
Uniform Green Gene
Weight (maximum oz)
12
Hybrid  
Yes
Year New
2019
Grower Preferred  
Yes
Treatment
Standard Treatment Pelleted
Popular For
Fresh Market, Shipping
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Tomato Shape Chart

Tomato Chart

Planting

Sow in greenhouse 4 - 6 weeks before desired planting date. Allow plants to adjust to field conditions for 48 hours before transplanting. Plant transplants up to 6 inches deep.

Management

Staking and pruning plants are an important management practice. Staking and pruning allows the plant to concentrate on fruit development and also ensures less damage when harvesting fruit. Staking also keeps fruit from setting on the ground. Grow plants on raised beds with drip irrigation. Scout weekly to ensure crop quality. Consult Midwest Vegetable Production Guide on identification and treatment. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf

Harvest

Harvest tomatoes when 60 - 90% red for fresh markets. Consult your buyers on what stage they would like their tomatoes harvested. However, please note that the more red the tomato the shorter the shelf life.

Storage

Store at 50 - 60ºF and 85 - 95% humidity to ensure the longest shelf life.