Roadster Tomato


Roadster Tomato is a hybrid, determinate variety that produces concentrated harvests of large to jumbo tomatoes with superior flavor. Widely-adapted and early maturity. Disease-resistant. Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days to maturity.

Roadster Tomato – 50 seeds
Roadster Tomato – 10 seeds
Roadster Tomato – 1,000 seeds

Roadster Tomato is a hybrid, determinate tomato variety known for its color and exceptional flavor. This is a widely-adapted variety with an early-maturity, making it a great option for those with shorter growing seasons. It has an excellent disease-resistance package including resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus and gray leaf spot.

Roadster Tomato has determinate plants that are vigorous with a medium height compared to other determinate varieties. Plants have a concentrated fruit set for large harvests of large to jumbo tomatoes. Fruits have a scarlet red exterior, a deep red interior, and a superb flavor!

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.

Roadster 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: 65

Disease Tolerance: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium, Anthracnose, Gray Leaf Spot

5 reviews for Roadster Tomato

  1. Mark Perlinger (verified owner)

    I am located in North Idaho where it is difficult to grow quality tomatos. I grew the Roadster Tomato in a 12 X 16 hoop house and am amazed at the early maturity, large size and quantity that each plant produced. Excellent taste and texture! Will purchase again with confidence.

  2. Susan @ Sew Fun Homestead (verified owner)

    I grew five varieties of tomatoes from Hoss this year, 88 plants in total. My favorite was Roadster. It was the most uniform, less prone to disease, cracking and insects. They were beautiful and taste was amazing. I’ll only be growing these as my slicers, next year.

  3. DC (verified owner)

    I originally wasn’t going to give a great review on this variety. It got leaf spot badly early on so it lost most of its leaves and although the plants were loaded with tomatoes the tomatoes just stayed very small and did nothing until around 80 days or so. I was very disappointed thinking the Roadsters wouldn’t amount to much. Then the fruits started to grow and they grew and grew and grew! The plants are now completely covered and bending over with very consistent and massive .75-1lb tomatoes that are starting to ripen. I tasted the first ripe one today and wow that’s a good tomato. Tons of great rich tomato flavour and this beautiful tanginess that just makes you fall in love. The texture is soft and silky without being mushy at all. This variety definitely tested my patience,but once the fruits get growing they just go crazy. Fruits are perfectly smooth and blemish free. They are also staying consistently crack free even after some heavy rains including a 4″ rain. My only minor complaint is the skin is very tough. They aren’t as pleasant to eat for that reason only. The excellent flavour does offset that however. Overall Roadster is a 5 star tomato in my book. I’ll be planting a lot more of these next year for sure!

  4. Carol Moore

    I didn’t grow these but a friend of mine gave me some – they were the best. Some were so big you could get 3 sandwiches Will be ordering some for our garden.

  5. Franco

    These were just okay. Not near as good as Bella Rosa, or Red Snapper and or Big Beef. I also grew a Mountain Rouge that was better. Not bad, just nothing that makes me give them anything better than three stars. They started out a 2 star tomato, slow to show my much but finished at 3 1/2 stars. Not growing again because I have better performers

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