Tomato – Rutgers


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25 Seeds per pack

(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 75 days       An old time standard variety, grown for its uniform shape and unique tangy flavor. The Rutgers Tomato is a fairly disease-resistant variety, introduced in 1934 as a cross between J.T.D. and Marglobe. Determinate plants produce nice, crack-resistant, thick-walled, bright red 6-8 oz. tomatoes. Primary use is for canning, can also be used fresh. Disease resistant: VF.

Planting Instructions for Rutgers Tomato Seeds

Start Rutgers Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Rutgers Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Rutgers tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.


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