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Old-time Favorite Ideal for Canning

Rutgers Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Rutgers Tomato'), is an attractive, old-time favorite with a full-bodied flavor. Ideal for canning, 'Rutgers' ripens from the inside out providing bright red 7 oz. fruits.

At one time, Rutgers tomato plants became the most famous worldwide and once made up over 70% of the tomatoes being processed in the United States. Rutgers is still a popular variety that will easily supply the most tomato hungry household with an abundance of tomatoes.

After all these years, it is still one of the best! It is disease resistant. Tomatoes should be planted outside after the last average frost date. In warm winter/hot summer areas, tomatoes can be planted in early fall for winter harvest.

Tomatoes prefer well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Tomatoes need at least 1 inch of water a week. Soak to depth of 6 to 10 inches when watering. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you are growing tomatoes in a pot, use plastic because it prevents evaporation and afternoon wilts. 

* Best seller
* Disease resistant
* Abundant producer 


Rutgers Tomato Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Solanum Rutgers
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast