Tomato : Rutgers - Heirloom
Great for Canning and Juicing.
Bright, blood red, 5 oz. globes. Old time flavor. - Pleasing flavor and taste of the juice; - More uniform sparkling red internal color ripening from center of the tomato outward; - Smooth skin; - Freedom from fruit cracking; - 'Second early' maturity; - Handsome flattened globe shape; - Vigorous healthy foliage to ripen more fruit and reduce sunscald; - Firm thick fleshy fruit walls for its time, though considered extremely soft by today's definition of tomato firmness; - Uniformity true to type in the field.Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum
If you have a Cutworm problem, wrap collars of aluminum foil or paper around the stem near ground level. A ring of wood ashes is also said to help.
Pests and Diseases
When we said Tomatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow, we could have added if you don’t encounter a serious pest or disease problem. They have so many potential enemies that it seems like it must be impossible to grow them.
You can help to keep some of these problems under control by rotation.
Be careful when watering as many diseases can be spread on wet leaves (use drip irrigation).
Many modern Tomato varieties are resistant to Verticillium Wilt (V), Fusarium Wilt (F) and Nematodes (N). It's a good idea to use these varieties if they are a problem for you.