Red Robin Tomato Seeds

(P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Item #05346-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

The ultimate patio tomato, so compact and cute

Days to Maturity: 55 from transplant

Determinate; semi-weeping habit.

Who can resist this merry little cherry tomato, studded with bright red fruit and so compact, you can put it in a 6-inch flowerpot or let it billow over the sides of a hanging basket? Red Robin is a charming ornamental that also happens to set a nice big crop of sweet, tangy fruit.

While some tomatoes are called "container varieties" simply because they don't get too tall or heavy, Red Robin is truly a miniature. You can grow this dwarf in a 6-inch flowerpot, or let it share a hanging basket with a couple of other plants. Dot it along a window box for a huge crop of cherry tomatoes, or tuck it into combo bowls among your flowering annuals. It's an ornamental edible with a space-saving habit.

Setting all of its crop at once, Red Robin sports 1-inch-diameter round fruits that resist cracking and offer a nice tangy-sweet bite. They mature early, so if you live in a warmer climate, you might want to make succession plantings of these seeds, and have several Red Robins in different stages of maturity beautifying the patio or marching up the porch steps.

This plant is naturally well branched, with a semi-weeping habit—it will billow out over the side of a pot but not really trail, so you can place it even in a small container without fear that it will be dragging in the dust. The large dark green leaves offer nice sunscald protection for the fruit, too, but plenty of red cherries peek out from among these branches, looking terrific.

Red Robin is a charming addition to any setting. It finishes quickly, so it makes a good project for kids as well as a lovely gift for gardening or even non-gardening friends. (No special care required beyond sunshine and water.) Give Red Robin a go this season, and we think you'll be back for an extra packet or two—next time. Or, if you're ambitious, save the seed for next season—Red Robin is open-pollinated rather than a hybrid, so it comes true from seed.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover, or bring containers to a frost free location. Set plants 6 inches apart.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Red Robin
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set Determinate
Days to Maturity 55
Fruit Color Red
Habit Dwarf
Seeds Per Pack 30
Additional Characteristics Edible
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 05, 2019

Great Germination Rate!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Great Germination Rate! My seedlings look very promising too!

Carlo Tan from TX
June 16, 2018

Plentiful cherry tomatoes on true dwarf plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started these indoors in February and got a 100% germination rate within about a week. They were covered in cherry tomatoes about three months later. I am growing them indoors, in a very sunny window, and the plants have stayed very compact (a little less than a foot tall, staked). The tomatoes themselves have a great flavor; they aren't super sweet like some cherry tomatoes, but they have a full "real tomato" flavor, almost more like the flavor of larger tomatoes. The plants are finishing up their first flush of fruit and appear to be sending out more growth and flower buds, so I'm hopeful for more tomatoes later this summer (even though the plants are identified as determinate).

Windowsill Gardener from NJ
December 10, 2015

Great producer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Delicious and great producer in our Southeast Alaska greenhouse!

Gardening just for fun! from AK
December 10, 2015

Great producer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Delicious and great producer in our Southeast Alaska greenhouse!

Gardening just for fun! from AK

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