Rutgers Tomato

One of the first improved tomatoes, Rutgers has been prized for canning or slicing since its development in 1934.

Rutgers Tomato

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  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 7 oz
  • Matures: 73 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 4 to 5 feet tall
  • Plant type: Determinate

Heirloom. An old favorite, Rutgers is proven to be highly productive. The large, red fruits have a thick flesh with superior flavor. Strong determinate vines yield a large initial crop followed by several flushes of fruit. This is one of those classic tomatoes that has been used as a parent in the breeding of many other hybrids. Seldom has problems with cracking. Resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F), and alternaria stem canker (A).

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