Tomato, 'Ruth's Perfect'

Perfect! Originally bred by long-time biodynamic market farmer Ruth Zinniker of Wisconsin, Ruth’s Perfect is another strong, vigorous grower bearing simply gorgeous blemish-free half-pound fruits. During one pretty mediocre summer for tomato-growing, we were very impressed with the yield and quality of this new-to-us variety. From field-grown plants, we harvested tote after tote. Clear potential as a market variety for greenhouse or field production, it also ranked highly amongst tasters in our fall taste test. An appropriate name for this platonic ideal of a red slicer. Indeterminate.
80 days. UO

Packet: 30-35 seeds

Product Code: TOM-RP-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Sow 4-7 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+F nighttime temps).

Note: Don't start too early or plants will be leggy and root-bound! Tomatoes do well in clay to loam soils. 




18" spacing in rows 5' apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Note that excess Nitrogen will encourage foliage, not fruit! Low calcium and irregular watering will result in blossom end rot.


Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.

Irregular watering can result in blossom end rot.

Plant deeply to encourage healthy root structure.

Indeterminate varieties may benefit from pruning suckers to encourage air flow, plant health, and energy towards plant top and fruit.

Trellis! We really like the Florida weave.