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RUBY CRUSH

RUBY CRUSH

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65-70 days. We’ve been searching for a sweet, flavorful, determinate grape tomato for years, and finally found it! These compact plants are high yielding, producing single and double trusses of 1 ½ inch long and 1 ¼ inch wide, scarlet fruit. The firm grapes hold well on the plant. An excellent option for small gardens and container growing. HR: F 1–2, FOR, ToMV 0–2. IR: L.
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Laurel R.
Ruby Crush is crushing the pack

Planted in early April, this is by far, the largest, most flowering tomato plant in my garden. Looking forward to an early harvest & many tomatoes

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M.Vinciguerra
Dependable yummy tomato

Grown these for several years in half barrel containers. Large determinate, my opinion, so we do stake them as they grow. Use Territorial Seed's complete fertilizer at start and twice during season. They're disease resistant and just keep producing. We are Southwest Puget Sound and this year had some wet cool weather so didn't put plants in until first week of June. Ripen great in the house at the end of season and taste just as great.

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Gisela K.
Good Grower

Grew this grape tomato in a raised gardenbed. Fruit has great flavor, good body and holds up well..

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Sabra
Should call this rock star!

This was by far my favorite new tomato. I love that it is super sweet like the regular cherries but does not crack and stands up to handling. The determinate plant is also awesome in that I don't have a rogue tomato taking over the garden and toppling the cages. It still had more tomatoes than I could personally use but not so many that my neighbors and coworkers were sick of getting them. And it is meaty enough that I cooked it up into a nice roasted tomato sauce. Will definitely be getting this one 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.

Culture
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

Transplanting
• 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

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
• 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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