Red Snapper Tomato
Red Snapper Tomato is a hybrid, determinate variety with heavy yields of large to extra-large tomatoes. Excellent disease-resistance and shelf-life. Sets fruit well in warm conditions. Seed garden label included in seed pack. Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days to maturity. Pelleted.
Be sure to check out our Tomato Growing Guide for tips & tricks on being successful in growing tomatoes at home.
Red Snapper Tomato a hybrid, determinate tomato variety with consistent fruit set in warmer conditions. It has an excellent disease-resistance package including resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus. Red Snapper produces large to extra-large, round fruits. Fruits are deep red with a delicious flavor. Red Snapper Tomato is an extremely productive variety with a bush growing habit. It is a versatile variety that can be harvested as mature-green tomatoes or vine ripe tomatoes. Fruits have a remarkable shelf-life once harvested which makes this a great variety for the backyard gardener or small-scale market farmer. Plants benefit from pruning early.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be "stepped-up" to 4" pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Seed garden label included in seed pack.
Red Snapper Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 2'
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Resistance: Alternaria Stem Canker, Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Gray Leaf Spot, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
Having trouble germinating ALL my tomato seeds this year, so I'm only giving 4 stars. Usually, My Grow Box has them up and ready in a maximum of 4 days. Even my Hot Peppers didn't take this long to pop up so I'm worried my seeds rotted. Started a new tray of seeds two days ago and keeping a monitor on them to make sure they don't dry out or any other issues.
I'm an avid watcher of Mr. and Mama Hoss and Travis videos, on YouTube. I recently purchased many seeds from Hoss Tools. Among the seeds, I ordered 50 Red Snapper. Every single seed looked excellent. All seeds, except for direct sow, are already started in the 5 162's I ordered. All 3 separate orders arrived within a week. I'll definitely be a returning customer. Thank you, Hoss Tools!
I can't believe how fast my seeds came! Around midnight on March 15, I decided to order some Red Snapper and some Roadster tomato seeds since they looked like a good match for our short season here in Massachusetts. Much to my surprise, when I checked my email about noon, there was a notice that my order had been shipped. Even better, today the 17th, my order arrived at 1:30 PM! Very professional packaging with the seeds well protected in a bubble envelope. What fantastic speedy service. I will update later in the season as to how these pricey seeds grow, but for now, I'm extremely satisfied with the service so far! Good job Hoss Tools..
Best looking tomato I grow for three straight years. They are big, good color, great shape and not many blemishes splits or cracks. I grew 5 other varieties this year and have grown many varieties in the past years and Red Snapper is one I will grow every year. . In my rankings these rank 1st for looks, 3rd in taste and I would say the top three are very close for taste, tied for 2nd in production, 1st for splits and cracks and middle of the pack for blossom end rot. The BER that I had only occurred on the first few fruits and then cleared itself up without me doing anything.
This is the only tomato that had Blossom End Rot, the other varieties had very,very little. I won't be planting these again