(Lycopersicon lycopersicon) Our original seed was acquired in 1993 from a local farmer in Salem County, New Jersey. Considered the quintessential Jersey tomato, Atlantic Prize was developed by a tomato grower in Atlantic County, New Jersey during the early 1880s. It was then introduced commercially by Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia in 1889.
It is still one of the best of the Jersey-grown stewing and canning tomatoes, and remains highly productive from midseason to frost. The 2 ½ to 3 inch oblate fruits normally hang in clusters of 4 to 6. Heavy fruiting requires staking.