Rutgers 250 Tomato
Semi-Indeterminate. The original Rutgers tomato from 1928 has always been a standby for reliable production, disease resistance, and adaptability. Now, Rutgers University has gone back to the parent lines and produced a tomato with the old-fashioned flavor of the original, but with modern yield, disease resistance and blemish-free looks. Deep red, slightly oblate, no cracking. Larger size, too, averaging 1/2 lb. A perfect sandwich slicer--tangy robust flavor, meaty, juicy and firm. 25 seeds
Market farmers who don't want to buy hybrids are often in a quandary. What to grow that meets market expectations for appearance, and is productive enough for sale, but is open-pollinated and has great traditional flavor? Here's an answer. Rutgers 250 has hybrid performance in an open-pollinated tomato with real flavor.