Determinate. Good for canning; also good fresh; large red 8-oz. globes. Good yields and flavor on large vines. A fine New Jersey heirloom.
Tomato – Rutgers – Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4″-6″ deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2″ apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
- Soil Temperature: 70-85F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″
- Germination: 6-12 Days
- Height At Maturity: 3′-5′
- Days To Maturity: 68-92 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 15″-36″
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Illustration Source: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds