Please see Tomato Cultural Notes for growing information.
Codes refer to the Key to Tomato Disease Tolerance.
See our Tomato Variety Guide for recommendations for disease-resistant, storage, and extra early varieties.
Packet: Seed size varies considerably, 0.08-0.16g (approximately 40-80 seeds, depending
on variety, average 64 seeds) sows 100'.
73 days. (Determinate) (vw, fw1, asc, gw)
['Rutgers' was developed by the Campbell Soup Company in 1928 from a cross of 'Marglobe' and 'J.T.D.' The variety was later refined by Rutgers University in 1943.] 'Rutgers' rapidly gained acceptance as a quality tomato shortly after its introduction, and it remains well known for its excellent flavor and reliability, especially as a canning variety. 'Rutgers Improved' is a 'Rutgers'-type tomato with additional disease resistance. Plants are compact. Fruits are red with good interior color, 6 oz. or larger and with thick walls. Widely adapted. Pkt.
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