Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Remember when tomatoes tasted great? You know, red ripe, sweet, flavorful and delicious? The classic Jersey tomato, developed in 1934 by New Jersey’s Rutgers University, is back, and slightly improved, but preserving what was best about a tomato variety developed 80 years ago specifically for Camden-based Campbell’s. “The Rutgers tomato was a variety that had defined a whole industry,” Tom Orton, a plant professor at the university said.