Family Owned Since 1979
Cultivating Gardeners



Product Description:

60 days. This eye-popping tomato has superb flavor to match its stunning appearance. The 2 inch long, fiery red fruit are streaked with yellow and pointed like a flame. Big enough for 2 bites, Red Torch provides lots of great snacking early in the season and through to frost. The indeterminate vines shrug off challenging growing conditions and keep the harvests coming.
  • Key Features:





  • Key Features:

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
janet s.
BEST ever taste in a small tomnato

I always used a blend of tomatoes from my garden for my sauces, ketchup etc until I grew Red Torch. Literally over the summer we harvested hundreds, sometimes 25 a day every few days from one plant. The flavor was so rich this was the only tomato I used for my ketchup last year. They are small, I wash & squeeze out the seeds but cook the whole tomato (skin & all) along with other seasonings, celery, onion etc. I use a hand blender to turn the whole kettle full into a creamy product right before canning. This ketchup is so thick you use a spoon to serve it.

Hoping for More

I enjoy trying new tomato varieties to see if I can discover new favorites, but with the low productivity and flavor that did not impress, I will be trying something other than Red Torch to grow for a small, red tomato variety next year.

Note: this was grown in zone 9b and we had a cooler summer than usual which may have affected the productivity and/or flavor with this variety. By comparison though, the flavor of our Sungold tomatoes was consistently good despite the mild summer.

Sorry to hear you didn't love Red Torch! At Territorial our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Not as good as bronze torch but good

I hope territorial reads reviews and sees that they should definitely be growing bronze torch as well as this. Bronze torch is sweeter and ripens earlier than this one. Also bronze torch is really delicious even before it's fully ripe, red torch needs to be really ripe before it tastes great. If I only had room for one tomato in my Seattle garden it would be bronze torch. ( but this one is good)

New Family Favorite

The PNW summer of 2022 was a La Nina year. Near constant cloud cover & low temperatures in to the early part of August. And then we dealt with forest fire haze from August to October.

I purchased this variety as a transplant and had it shipped the last week of April. I had purchased 11 other varieties (a mix of cherries, heirloom slicers, Romas, etc.)

The Red Torches took the cool, cloudy, hazy weather like a champ -- they were very productive with their vegetative growth and fruit set. The fruit was a little delayed with ripening but then so was everything else in the garden this year.

But once they did ripen... WOW!!!!

Absolutely wonderful taste and texture. Firm and meaty with a complexly sweet taste. They are superb.

We are halfway through October and they are still going strong -- there are still plenty of ripening fruit to be harvested. Or in my case, pilfered by my family and neighbors! lol

No issues with powdery mildew even though my nearby pumpkins are covered with it. No evidence of any fruit splitting.

100% am buying this variety again.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

Thanks for signing up for our weekly newsletter!