Developed by Rutgers Univ. for Campbell's Soup Company in 1934.
Contains 25 heirloom seeds
Easy to grow, I weave it into my welded wire fence trellis. Big enough for slicing, firm enough for chopping for salads, and great to make salza and sauces with. A more robust flavor than beefsteak or romas so it is great sliced or sauced for a robust tomato flavor. Produces better than romas here in our hot humid summers. No blossom end rot with these. LUV EM!
Rutgers is probably the most dependable tomato I grow. It is a bit thick skinned so resists cracking--an important consideration here in Arizona where it's hot and dry and I tend not to water as regularly as I should. It has great flavor as an added bonus too. Vigorous vines need support. I normally use 4'tall welded wire cages but I think it might do even better on a trellis.