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My Rutgers are so tall!

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 30, 12 at 21:09

Even with this drought all summer (although I did water them alot), my Rutger tomatoe plants are now about 7' tall! I've never in all my years of growing them, have ever had them that tall. They are in concrete reinforcing wire cages.
I wonder why they grew so tall? And they are extremely full too. I'm not complaining though!


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RE: My Rutgers are so tall!

There are several sub-species of Rutgers, some determinate, some indeterminate, some "improved", etc. so maybe you just got a different sub-group.

Dave


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RE: My Rutgers are so tall!

Does that mean they aren't standards now, but rather hybrids?


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RE: My Rutgers are so tall!

Lucky you. Mine never grow that tall. I've been trying for 3 years. For a plant that is supposed to be easy to grow, and an old tyme NE tomato, I always seem to have an issue with it. Love the taste though, which is why I keep trying.


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RE: My Rutgers are so tall!

Does that mean they aren't standards now, but rather hybrids?

Not at all. Why would it? Look at all the different Roma's out there. In addition to Rutgers there are sub-species, stabilized selections, of many different stabilized varieties. There are also many different sub-species of classic OP's including Brandywine which has 8 or more sub-species.

Dave


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