Rutgers Tomato

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Rutgers Tomato

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Rutgers tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is an heirloom that has been a favorite since its introduction at Rutgers University in 1934. It has a vivid red color and thick flesh with an outstanding flavor that is excellent for both canning and slicing. Thick, tall vines will produce an abundance of tomatoes, with a initial crop and later flushes of fruit.

Home-grown heirloom tomatoes have so much more flavor than supermarket hybrid varieties. There is a wide range of shapes including cherry, beefsteak, grape, paste, roma, and in many more colors than red, including yellow, purple, black, pink, white or even green. Mix with fresh mozzarella and basil for a summertime salad or bruschetta, make fresh pico, a tomato tart, smoky and spicy tomato jam, or preserve them (dried or canned). Large, premium seed packets give instructions on how to grow and when to plant outdoors


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Start indoors 10-12 weeks before setting outside.  Keep growing medium between 70-80°; tomatoes love heat.  When first true leaves emerge, transplant the seedling into a larger container, burying the seedling deeply to encourage strong roots. Harden off plants and transplant outdoors into fertile, well-drained soil.

Days to germination: 5-10
Planting depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 36"
Soil Temperature: 70-80°
Light Requirements: Full Sun

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