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Legend Tomato Conventional & Organic

Legend Tomato Conventional & Organic


68 days. If late blight has been a problem in your garden, you should try growing Legend. Legend has shown some tolerance of late blight fungi US8 and US11. So even in the most virulent areas, gardeners have a chance of harvesting ripe tomatoes. Legend not only demonstrates tolerance of late blight, but is also one of the earliest maturing slicing tomatoes we know of. Legend produces amazingly sweet tomatoes with just the right amount of acid flavor. The big, 4-5 inch, parthenocarpic fruit are glossy red, with a uniform round shape. Please keep in mind that being tolerant of blight is just that: tolerant—not immune. Bred and released by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University. Determinate. LB.
Also available as a conventional or grafted plant.

   Open Pollinated
  • TM919/S
  • 20 seeds
  • $3.95

  • TM919/L
  • 20 seeds Organic
  • $4.45

  • TM919/P
  • 100 seeds
  • $12.35

  • TM919/M
  • 100 seeds Organic
  • $14.25

  • TM919/B
  • 250 seeds
  • $26.95
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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.

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

• 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

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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Not so great
Jun 14, 2016  |  By Matthew Jones
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Heavy producer, but low on flavor. The picture doesn't do it just at least in a mid Atlantic environment. All meat kinda soggy and flavorless. Might make good sauce tomato with spices included.
Very good tomato
Sep 23, 2013  |  By Tonia
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Legend is an excellent tomato. The fruit looks just like the photos, round: red, and uniform in shape. Very meaty, tasty tomato whether sliced or used in cooking. Very productive as well. I highly recommend. The only negative thing to say is that I did not find this tomato to be resistant to disease, but nevertheless the plants still produced good crops!!