The blue ribbon winner! 'Red Pride' yields a bountiful harvest on vigorous, compact plants. It has superb flavor and is adaptable to almost any climate. Its reliable production of 10-ounce fruits combined with an excellent disease resistance package, including Alternaria stem canker, gray leaf spot, Fusarium wilt (1, 2), and Verticillium wilt, make it a winner for any garden!
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 78 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: About 36″ tall, 18″ wide
Variety Information: 3″ globe-shaped red fruits. Disease resistant to Alternaria stem canker, Fusarium (1,2), and Verticillium wilts
Type: Determinate, Slicer (Learn more)
Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers, Cold and Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24″
Row Spacing: 36″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 24″
Harvesting: 'Red Pride' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are fully red and have a slight give when gently squeezed.
This packet yields approximately 12 plants when started inside. 15 seeds.