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Posted on: May 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Plant Sale at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Agriculture and Natural Resources Division announces that the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cape May County will hold a Rutgers Varieties Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Plant Sale will take place from 9 a.m. until Noon at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Two Rutgers Varieties will be available at the sale; the PumpkinTM Habanero and the Ramapo F1 Hybrid tomato. The PumpkinTM Habanero is a good source of vitamins A & C, is high in fiber; sweet, flavorful, has a crunchy fruit wall and moderate heat in seed and placenta. High fruit yield is 100 -220 per plant. The plant size is 12 to 18 inches tall with small/medium size fruit 9-12 g, about ½ ounce per fruit. The Ramapo F1 Hybrid tomato was developed at Rutgers NJAES and released in 1968. It is a mid to late season plant that is resistant to cracking and Verticillium and Fusarium wilt. The semi-determi­nate plants grow approximately 80 days to maturity and produce medium to large sized fruit. According to results of a gardener survey, the Ramapo tomato grows well in a variety of US regions.

Jenny S. Carleo, County Agent II, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said, “We are pleased that the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cape May County grew these two varieties and are making these plants available to Cape May County residents and visitors. The Ramapo tomato has been popular since it was first introduced in 1968 and the Pumpkin Habanero is a great addition to the pepper family.”

For more information, please contact Jennifer Sawyer, Rutgers Master Gardener Program Coordinator for Cape May County at 606-465-5115, ext. 615 or via email

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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