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Rutgers Tomato
'Rutgers' tomatoes.
Rutgers Tomato
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75 days, determinate — An improved, disease resistant strain. The fruits are typically six ounces, bright red, globular, slightly flattened with smooth, thick walls that are crack resistant. Good for fresh slicing and cooking as well as for canning.

'Rutgers' is the result of stabilizing a cross made in 1928 between 'J. T. D.' and 'Marglobe' by Dr. L. G. Schermerhorn at the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station.[1,2]  It was developed for the commercial market for its fine juice and canning properties and introduced in 1934.[2,3]  There are approximately 90 to 100 seeds per 0.25 gram.

Informational Sources:
  1. "Tomato Varieties," by Gordon Morrison, Michigan State College A.E.S., Special Bulletin 290, April 1938.
  2. "Tomatoes by Stokes," Francis C. Stokes & Co., Moorestown, NJ, 1936.
  3. "Scientific Breeding Gives New Jersey the Rutgers Tomato," L. G. Schermerhorn, New Jersey State Horticultural Society News, November, 1934.
  4. "Tomatoes by Stokes," Francis C. Stokes & Co., Moorestown, NJ, 1950.
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Rutgers Disease Resistance
Germination rate was good but vigor lacked compared to Mortgage Lifter and an unknown variety that an old friend gave me. Because of that I did not set the 'Rutgers' tomatoes out. I wish I did because both of the other tomato varieties got Septoria Leaf Spot and I have never had 'Rutgers' get anything.
Reviewed by: Michael Rundquist from zone 5,6 virginia mountains. on 8/21/2013
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