Rutgers Tomato Seeds

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Dive into the rich legacy of Rutgers Tomato Seeds, an heirloom classic since 1934, celebrated for its unparalleled flavor and vibrant appearance. Perfect for both fresh salads and savory dishes, these seeds offer a bountiful yield, making them a must-have for every tomato enthusiast.

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🍅 Rutgers Tomato Seeds: A Taste of History and Excellence

An Heirloom Classic with Unparalleled Flavor Introducing the ever-popular Rutgers Tomato Seeds – the heirloom choice for tomato enthusiasts across generations. Cultivated in 1934 and beloved ever since, these seeds promise a bountiful harvest of visually striking and delectably tasting tomatoes.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Historical Significance: A proud cross between JTD and Margold, the Rutgers Tomato carries with it an agricultural legacy that dates back to 1934.
  • Growth Habit: Experience the joy of an indeterminate growth pattern, ensuring you receive a continuous yield throughout the season.
  • Appealing Look & Size: Expect slightly flattened, 6-ounce tomatoes with a radiant red skin – perfect for eye-catching salads and dishes.
  • Unbeatable Flavor: From fresh salads to delightful dishes, the rich and robust flavor of the Rutgers Tomato is second to none.

Plant, Nurture, and Relish! Choosing Rutgers Tomato Seeds is more than just a gardening decision; it’s an investment in quality, tradition, and exceptional taste. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Add to your cart and immerse yourself in a time-honored gardening journey.

Rutgers Tomato Planting Guide:

  1. Planting Time: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date for your region.
  2. Soil Preparation: Use a well-draining potting mix. Ensure it’s rich in organic matter.
  3. Seed Depth: Plant seeds about ¼ inch deep in seed trays or pots.
  4. Germination: Seeds typically sprout in 5-10 days with a consistent temperature of 70-80°F (21-27°C).
  5. Transplanting: Once the seedlings have at least two sets of true leaves and no chance of frost, transplant them outside. Space plants 24-36 inches apart in rows that are 3-4 feet apart.
  6. Sunlight: Tomatoes thrive in full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  7. Watering: Water regularly but avoid overwatering. Deep watering is recommended.
  8. Fertilization: Feed with a balanced vegetable fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
  9. Harvest: Your Rutgers tomatoes will be ready for harvest in 70-85 days from transplanting.

Claim your packet of Rutgers Tomato Seeds and embrace the legacy of exceptional gardening. 🌱


🍅 Rutgers Tomato Seeds – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How many Rutgers tomato seeds should I plant per hole?
    • It’s recommended to plant 2-3 Rutgers tomato seeds per hole. Once the seedlings have sprouted and grown a few inches tall, you can thin them out, leaving the strongest seedling to continue growing.
  2. Are New Jersey tomatoes the best?
    • New Jersey is often referred to as the “Garden State,” and for a good reason. The state’s tomatoes, including the Rutgers variety, are widely celebrated for their flavor and quality. While “best” is subjective and depends on personal preferences, many believe that New Jersey tomatoes rank among the top in terms of taste and texture.
  3. Is Rutgers a beefsteak tomato?
    • Yes, the Rutgers tomato is considered a type of beefsteak tomato. Beefsteak tomatoes are known for their large size, and Rutgers tomatoes are no exception. They are perfect for slicing due to their substantial size and excellent flavor.
  4. What is the best tasting tomato ever?
    • The “best tasting” tomato is highly subjective and varies from person to person. Some might argue that heirloom varieties like Brandywine or Black Krim are the best, while others might favor a classic like Rutgers. It truly depends on individual palate preferences.
  5. What is the best tasting homegrown tomato?
    • Many gardeners have their personal favorites when it comes to homegrown tomatoes. Varieties like Rutgers, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, and San Marzano are often lauded for their exceptional flavors when grown in home gardens. Ultimately, the best tasting homegrown tomato will depend on soil conditions, climate, care, and individual taste preferences.
  6. What is the best tasting raw tomato?
    • Raw tomatoes are best enjoyed when they have a balance of sweetness, acidity, and juiciness. Varieties like Sungold cherry tomatoes, Sweet 100, and the aforementioned Rutgers and Brandywine are often praised for their raw eating quality. Sampling different varieties and finding the one that suits your taste buds is the best approach.


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  1. Growth & Sustainability: Wondering how to cultivate tomatoes using sustainable practices? Discover the magic behind regenerative farming with our Regenerative Gardening Practices | Sustainable Living How-Tos.
  2. Storing Your Harvest: Made a bumper harvest and unsure about storage? Check out our guide on Your Guide to Mastering Recipes & Long-Term Food Storage.
  3. Cooking with Tomatoes: Transform your fresh Rutgers tomatoes into a culinary delight! Try out our recipes like Easy Pot Roast Recipe in a Crockpot with Potatoes and Carrots.
  4. Other Preservation Techniques: If you’re looking into other methods to preserve your Rutgers tomatoes, delve into our guide on Tomato Canning Without a Pressure Canner: Master the Art in Just 7 Easy Steps.
  5. Join our Community: Stay updated with the latest tips, tricks, and insights about heirloom tomatoes, sustainable farming, and more!


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Weight .4 oz

25 premium seeds in each packet.

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