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Applegate Tomato Organic

Applegate Tomato Organic

TM964

75 days. Cascading clusters of 2 inch saladette tomatoes heavily drape these indeterminate plants. Unlike greenhouse tomatoes that you might buy at the grocery, Applegate is full of rich, tomato flavor. Large plants will provide a bounty of deep red, globe-shaped fruit over the long haul. F 1-2, N, ToMV, V.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
  • TM964/L
  • 20 seeds Organic
  • $5.95

  • TM964G1
  • 100 seeds Organic
  • $19.75

  • TM964G2
  • 250 seeds Organic
  • $39.75

  • TM964G3
  • 500 seeds Organic
  • $73.45

  • TM964G4
  • 1M Organic
  • $120.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; transplant into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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tomatogirl
May 13, 2014  |  By Lynne Holmes
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I'm so surprised at the low ratings for this tomato. We liked the flavor so much that we both canned it and roasted it w/ garlic and basil in the over to make a wonderful sauce and loved it. The plant grew to 5 feet and bore heavily. There were no disease problems. As I recall, the skin may have been a little tough, but I've never cared about that. They were lovely in salads too. I'm so sad that I've been unable to locate the plants locally this year and so far haven't found seeds online. We loved this little guy.
Great tomato!
Jan 12, 2013  |  By Jeanne C
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I loved this variety! Tons of tomatoes plant,beautiful shape and uniform size and they tasted GREAT! Don't know why the other reviewers didn't like them--mine were close to being the perfect tomato, and I'm VERY fussy about toms.
Inedible tomato
Sep 9, 2012  |  By Gary Carbon
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We planted these tomatos based upon Territorial's description of "Unlike greenhouse tomatoes that you might buy at the grocery, Applegate is full of rich, tomato flavor." I'm not sure where they grew their tomatos, but in the pacific northwest, they are terrible. They are absolutely tasteless and have an outer shell that reminds one of rhinoceros hide.
NWGrower
Aug 8, 2012  |  By David Johnson
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Have 8 ft plants in my greenhouse full of ripening good looking fruit. Unfortunately the fruit is a bit tasteless and when ripe still hard enough to drive a nail with. Comparable to store bought and a waste of space in the home garden.