Harris Moran variety 8849 Selected as the Official Rodeo Tomato for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo

Official Rodeo Variety HM 8849This year, Harris Moran has the unique honor of being selected as the Official Rodeo Tomato for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo.

The Harris Moran tomato variety, HM-8849 is known for its high-yield with extra-large fruit and resistance to verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, fusarium crown and root rot. The plant was chosen because it consistently produces firm fruit that ripens uniformly with a deep rich color, and smooth skin.

“Each year, a new tomato variety is selected by Texas A&M AgriLife to be the official tomato of the event.Selection of the rodeo tomato is a 20-plus-year tradition”

~David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County.

Rodriguez said proceeds from the plant sale will be used to help fund Junior Master Gardener Scholarships.

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