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Pacific Northwest

April, 2001
Regional Report

Local Buzz

New Tomato for the Northwest
Do you love to grow your own tomatoes? Oregon State University's Department of Horticulture has released a new determinate, early maturing, late-blight resistant tomato that is perfect for our area, called 'Legend'. Similar to the previously released OSU tomato varieties 'Siletz' and 'Oregon Spring', 'Legend' is a large-fruited tomato that sets fruit under the cool maritime conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Plant breeders classify tomatoes such as this one as "parthenocarpic," because they set fruit early in spite of cool temperatures. As a bonus, 'Legend' is resistant to late blight, a fungal disease that kills tomato plants in home and market gardens.

Shows & Events

Rhododendron Species Foundation Plant Sale
Support the Rhododendron Species Foundation in Federal Way, Washington, and get some lovely plants for your garden at the same time by attending the annual spring plant sale on April 6 and 7. You can shop for plants while taking in the beauty of hundreds of rhododendron species in bloom as well as spring bulbs, perennials, and flowering trees and shrubs. Don't miss out! For more information, call (253) 838-4646 or (253) 927-6960.


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