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MakingSense | | May 27, 2007 09:46 AM

Chowhounds from the NY/NJ area love these. Are they really any different from good summer tomatoes from home gardens or farmers' markets in the rest of the country? Is this another NY/NJ thing like bagels?

All I can find out is that they are picked vine-ripe and moved to market very quickly. New Jersey, the Garden State. Lots of great agriculture near big cities. Essential for great tomatoes.

Rutgers deleloped the Rutgers heirloom, a wonderful tomato, and Rutger Improved, another great one. Is this what most growers plant? A good heirloom developed by Rutgers University?
Is this an area where the regular supermarket tomato is an heirloom?

Who knows about the great agricultural State of New Jersey?