Preferred Situation: Full sun; deep fertile evenly moist well draining soil.
Harvest Date: Monday 19 September, 2011
Seed count: 15-20
80 Days. This heirloom was first grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1781 and still is the most flavorful & reliable yellow tomato available. Fruits are large, juicy, and with few blemishes. Prune sparingly to keep plant tidy and to promote air circulation thus preventing moisture borne fungal and bacterial diseases. Expect big harvests with this variety. Use strong stakes for this one as my plants produce fruit as large as 16 ounces or 454 grams!
Indeterminate beefsteak. Bigger the roots at transplant (mid May) bigger the harvest. Prune sparingly. Protect from rain; water at plant base never foliage except foliar feeds. Heavy feeder; use balanced organic fertilizer. Excess nitrogen= leaves no fruit; no calcium=blossom end rot; extreme heat=blossom drop.
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. Note the red 'Legend' tomato in the picture for colour comparison. See our tomato article under 'Confessions of a Mad Gardener' for growing information.