Rutger's Original Tomato
Rutger’s Original Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) An outstanding original heirloom version predating the Rutger’s University 1943 selection. This original variety mirrors the 1928 Campbell’s Soup Co. tomato which was a cross between Marglobe (1917) and the JTD (New Jersey 1922). An outstanding slicer, cooking and canning tomato, Rutger’s medium sized fruits are lovely oblate with strikingly red flesh and a wonderful texture. A very flavourful, juicy heirloom tomato born on vigorous indeterminate vines.
75-80 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.