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. http://njaes.rutgers.edu/tomato/foodi...
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?