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Rutger Tomato Seeds

  • Rutger Tomato Seeds
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A proven variety that excels at canning and slicing. Produces an intense, red colored, round tomato fruits on a strong vine.

$2.00

A proven variety that excels at canning and slicing. 
Produces an intense, red colored, round tomato fruits on a strong vine. A highly productive, open pollinated heirloom that has been around since 1934. Rutgers is one of the earlier maturing tomato varieties. Fruits can weigh anywhere from 6-12 ounces. First maturing tomatoes tend to be smaller while later maturing tomatoes are larger. Beautiful flesh inside with a good ratio of flesh to gel. Fruit has few seeds for a slicer. Holds well when sliced making it great for sandwiches.

Rutger tomatoes were originally developed by a Rutgers University scientist named Lyman G. Schermerhorn in co-operation with the Campbell's Soup Company. The Rutgers Tomato was developed by crossing Marglobe with a variety called JTD. As time went on, Rutgers became the most famous tomato worldwide and once made up over 70% of the tomatoes being processed in the United States.

Product Details
Breed: Heirloom
Zones: 3-9 
Germination: 8-11 days
Days to Maturity: 74 days from transplant
Vine:
Indeterminate 
Weight: 6-12 oz. per tomato
Fruit: Meaty globe, thick-walled bright blood-red tomatoes. Mild, sweet flavor.
Resistance: VF
Comments: Great for slicing or canning. Crack resistant

Approximately 25 tomato seeds per packet