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Heirloom Rutgers Tomato Seeds

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1/4 Pound 2TOMQP

Price: $19.95

Sale: $17.96

1 Pound 2TOMLB

Price: $75.95

Sale: $68.35

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Quick Overview

HEIRLOOM: A historic tomato, the "Rutgers" was introduced by Rutgers U. in 1934 for famous NJ growers.
Heirloom Rutgers Tomato Seeds, Solanum lycopersicum, Tomato
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Common Name Tomato
Botanical Name Solanum lycopersicum
How to Grow Start Indoors
Planting Depth Indoors: 1/4 inch Outdoors: 1/2 inch
Planting Time Warm Season
Seed Spacing Indoors: 1/2 inch Outdoors: 6 inches
Row Spacing Indoors: 2-3 inches Outdoors: 36-48 inches
Space After Thinning Indoors: 3 inches Outdoors: 24-48 inches
Days to Germination Indoors: 8-14 Outdoors: 14-18
Days to Harvest Indoors: 65-80 Outdoors: 95-120
Ways to Grow Containers
In the Kitchen Baking, Canning, Freezing, Grilling, Roasting, Salads
Is It Heirloom? Yes
Ships As Seed
Prohibited In N/A
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
Breeders at New Jersey's famous Rutgers University developed this tomato for growers at the peak of New Jersey's canning industry. Big users were Heinz and Cambell's Soup. So you know this tomato grows fast and the taste is always excellent.

When and Where to Plant: For early crop start seeds indoors in pots or flats 5-7 weeks before planting outdoors. Place in sunny location, keeping soil moist and warm. Transplant outdoors when 5-10"/13-25 cm. tall after the danger of frost is passed. For later crop sow sparingly directly into garden, in sunny location, after weather and soil are warm. Cultivate, apply vegetable food and firm over seed.
Care: Stake or cage to save space. Water deeply when dry and feed monthly.
Harvesting: Pick gently when color is fully developed.



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The tomatoes are delicious!


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      The tomatoes are great. Every plant has produced at least a dozen large, juicy, red, tomatoes. Better then any other seeds I have used.

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