Vegetables: Tomato (Slicing), Rutgers - Solanum Lycopersicum
Two varieties are called Rutgers. We sell the original strain of this famous New Jersey tomato, developed by Campbell’s Soup Co. in 1928 as a cross between Marglobe and JTD. When Rutgers University “refined” the variety in 1943, they took out some of the vininess but also some of the flavor. Our taste tests confirm that the original indeterminate strain is better. Long considered an outstanding slicing, cooking, and canning tomato, the medium-sized 5–8 oz. unblemished deep oblate fruits with a rich red interior and pleasing texture have that great old-time flavor.
Days to Maturity: 75