Calabacito Rojo

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Calabacito Rojo
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate, ribbed
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country unknown
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Calabacito Rojo - ripe fruit. 2013-09-16.


Vigorous indet. bushy plants with regular leaf foliage produce loads of small, flattened and ruffled red fruits, 2-3" in diameter. 1-3 oz. Very beautiful, whole and sliced up. Very good full tomato flavor, more acidic than sweet, quite rich. Very high yields. We really appreciated having this tomato producing loads of fruits into early October, when many other varieties stopped.

Seed source:

Michael Johnson, United Kingdom 07

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


75 days, indet., regular leaf, good yield of 2-3 oz red fruit, fair flavor.

Seed source:

William Woys Weaver of Paoli, Pennsylvania (PA WE W) 98

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


A very old heirloom tomato that was documented in Philadelphia gardens as early as 1795. The bushy indeterminate plants can grow quite large and the small red fruit is flattened and slightly ribbed. The fruit has a sweet unique flavor. Disease resistant. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (75 days from transplant).

Seed source:

Heritage Harvest Seed

Year grown:

Location: Carman, Manitoba, Canada


75 days, indet., regular leaf, 3-5 oz, slightly flattened ruffled red fruit, good flavor, highly productive.

Seed source:

Manfred Hartmann, Germany

Year grown: 2006

Location: Pasadena, Texas


Flat round pink to red tomato, regular leaf, indet., some fruits are ribbed, good taste.

Seed source:

M. Hahm-Hartmann

Year grown: 2008

Location: Germany


  • According to William Woys Weaver, it is a documented very old heirloom in Philadelphia gardens (1795). Seed was collected in Chiapas State (Mexico) in 1991.
  • SSE TOMATO 3868.

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