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Remarkable for its blight tolerance, this American bred bush type shows impressive resistance to the disease and holds and RHS Award of Garden Merit. Tomato 'Legend' produces heavy crops of large, glossy red beefsteak tomatoes, each weighing up to 180g (6oz), with a slightly flattened shape. The almost seedless fruits ripen early and have a superb flavour. Tomato 'Legend' is best grown outdoors but can also be cultivated in the greenhouse if preferred. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
Up to 150cm (59.1in)
Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed. Bush tomatoes may require staking but no sideshooting is required.Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.
For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.
For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).
When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.
When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Bush tomatoes may require staking but no sideshooting is required.
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North West Merseyside, North West facing garden outdoors, in containers. 2013-04-09
Extremely pleased with this variety, was early to crop and produced an abundance of large tasty beefsteak tomatoes throughout the season. Largest picked was 250 grams. Will definitely plant again next year, but I would recommend some strong supports as the weight of the fruit was bending/pulling my bamboo canes.
Legend, grown outdoors on my allotment. 2011-09-20
Excellent flavour and very sweet. The plants are vigorous with a big crop of large fruit. The plants stood up to some windy conditions and are still healthy and bearing fruit in late September.
Tomato Legend. 5 grown in greenhouse 2010-02-12
The packet says no need to remove sideshoots so I did not and they grew out of hand and very difficult to support in my greenhouse with canes and string everywhere!. The first picking of tomatoes were of a reasonable size but got smaller and smaller as the season went on. They were quite tasty. The plants did suffer some disease problems. Next season I will restrict the plants more and give them one more try..