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Rutgers Tomato Plant

  • - Spacing: 32 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 75
  • - Production: Determinate
  • - Great for fresh eating or canning
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Rutgers Tomato Plant
Plant Features

Rutgers Tomato Plants are high yielders of medium-sized, thick-fleshed fruits with exceptional flavor. Producing fruits that are 12-14 ounces. It's one of our top canning tomatoes. This heirloom tomato also offers exceptional disease resistance.

Tomato Companion Plants: Carrot, Chive, Garlic Bulbs, Onion, Marigold, Parsley

Tomato Growing Tips

  • Watch for green caterpillars that will eat the leaves and fruits, hand pick and destroy as you find them
  • To prevent blight and other foliar diseases, it is important to avoid watering the leaves and to use Serenade Garden Disease Control or a copper fungicide as needed

Our Rutgers Tomato Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Support Cage, Netting, Stake
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the skin yields slighty to finger pressure
Production Time Fruit ripens in a 2-3 week window
Habit Sprawling
Foliage Color Green
Plant Used for Food Production
Disease Resistance Alternaria Stem Canker (AS), Cracking, Fusarium Wilt (F) Race 1, Verticillium Wilt (V)
Plant Type Heirloom

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Rutgers Tomat

We ordered Rutgers tomatoes, our plants arrived in excellent condition. As soon as we were clear of frost we planted. The tomatoes are thriving. We are VERY pleased with GrowJoy, they will definitely get our business next year.

From Jack | May 29, 2023

healthy plant

plant was packaged so they look like they were just picked. looked like i just picked it up from a local store.

From william | April 30, 2022


I have the best luck ever with these Rutgers tomatoes, the only kind I grow and my first experience with GrowJoy. I'll definitely be back.

From anonymous | July 07, 2020


Rutgers is another favorite of mine. This plant was quite large and very healthy. It already has blooms on it and I know it won't be long before I will have another tomato sandwich. Love GrowJoy!

From John | May 29, 2020


This was our first experience with GrowJoy. Not only did the plants arrive on time, and intact, it was clear they had been carefully packed. Great plants, along with easy to follow instructions. Our only regret is that we didn't find GrowJoy sooner!

From Andrea | May 07, 2020


Received a strong, healthy plant which is now thriving in a container on my patio.

From Stefanie | April 15, 2020


These plants came healthy and appear to be in great shape! I can’t wait to get them in the ground and see how they produce. Always excellent products from GrowJoy. They are my favorite!

From Amanda | March 19, 2020

Loving Grow Joy better all the time.

GREAT customer service, Something that is really lacking from other online nurseries. Prompt ship, great packaging and these tomato plants were fantastic.

From Kathryn | April 12, 2019