The Rutgers tomato, an open pollinated variety, was originally developed by Lyman G. Schermerhorn, a Rutgers University scientist, in 1934 with the help of the Campbell's Soup Company. It is available through many garden seed catalogs and online garden plant and seed retailers.
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Sommer Sharon has worked in the publishing industry since 1997 for nationally known publications such as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "MORE," "Country Home," "Midwest Living" and "American Baby." Sharon also owns a Web consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.