Developed for the canning industry. Legendary Jersey tomato, introduced in 1934, is a cross between J.T.D. (an old NJ variety from the Campbell Soup Co.) and Marglobe. Its exquisite flavor, both for slicing and cooking, is still unequaled. Bright, red 6-8 oz. fruits are globular and slightly flattened with smooth, thick walls and a small seed cavity. Crack resistant. Tall vines.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Indeterminates produce plants as large as you will allow them to grow. They have many widely spaced branches, numerous suckers, and produce tomatoes all season long. These are the varieties that can be manipulated in all sorts of fashion to make the plants conform to your needs.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.