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60 days. Rubee Dawn is like a glistening gem on the vine. This stellar slicer produces big, 3 inch round fruit that ripen very early and boast great flavor along with an attractive, deep red color thanks to its crimson gene expression. The very robust disease resistance means you’ll be enjoying delicious harvests off the indeterminate plants throughout the long season. Aal, F 1–2, FOR, LM A–E, ToMV 0–2, V. IR: L, RK.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Steven P.
Phenomenal Slicer with above average production

In Seattle WA I am always leery of growing any slicers as the summers can be challenging. I also grow in containers which is an added complication. Having dialed in my container choice (earthbox), I now can grow almost any tomato's with no worries. Rubee Dawn is by far one of the most flavorful and successful slicers I have grown. When you think of what a tomato should taste like this is it, fresh and rich tomato flavor. When sliced it presents a beautiful picture perfect pattern of a slicer. Production was above average with about 20 tomatoes from this hardy plant. Additionally, I planted my tomatoes two weeks later than other gardeners and am happy to report the green tomatoes I harvested are ripening great on the sunny window ledge. I expect the remaining tomatoes to ripen through November indoors.

Eric H.
Best Tomato I've EVER grown

I've grown tomatoes in Tucson, AZ for over a decade and it's a tough place to grow tomatoes. I've been unsuccessful more than successful. Rubee Dawn has been hands down, not even close the best tomato I have ever grown and tasted. My wife agrees, my teenage daughter who is picky loves loves loves them. Even the semi wrinkled last of the crop in July ones are delicious. I ordered two packs before I wrote this review b/c I didn't want to tell anyone before I got my order. I think about these tomatoes all the time and I pray I replicate my success. It is a MUST in your garden.

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.

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