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

Rutgers Heirloom Tomato

  • 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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Rutgers Heirloom Tomato is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific Old Fashion Taste!: I would definitely grow this tomato because it was prolific, old fashion tomato taste, and a long lasting plant. I planted this Rutger tomato plant in a container in the fall expecting to get a late crop but our unusual cold weather delayed the tomatoes. The big surprise was in the spring in February when we got some delicious tomatoes and it continued to give in the summer, with some light pruning. This one deserves a good spot in the ground next year!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Standard for Tomatoes: A medium size plant producing a large yield of mid sized flavorful fruit. Fairly disease resistant. This was once the standard for tomatoes. You can't go wrong with this variety.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A surprise producer: The plant was a gift and was my first success with any tomato outside of Roma. It did have some with blossom-end rot due to several weeks of cool weather and constant rain but recovered nicely and is producing well. The Romas are gone, the Ox-heart is doing its best but the Rutgers is still producing and the leaves are still fairly green yet.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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