Rutgers Improved PS

Photo: Rutgers Improved PS.

Photo by Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent

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History: Originally developed at Rutgers U. for canning industry

Tomato Type: Garden

Breed: Open Pollinated

Origin: USA

Season: Mid

Leaf Type: Normal

Plant Type: Determinate

Plant Height: 3 ft.

Fruit Size: 8 oz.

Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe

Skin Color: Red

Flesh Color: Red

Usage: Fresh

Availability: Commercial

Disease Resistance: Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Alternaria Stem Canker, Tobbacco Mosaic Virus

Comments: Said to be earlier and more uniform than other strains. Old fashioned flavor?

Note: Comments followed by "?" are from seed catalog descriptions. You decide if you agree.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences