Bred for earliness, disease resistance, and flavor.
This mid-size slicer has high resistance to late blight and intermediate resistance to early blight combined with great flavor. The 6-8 oz., globe-shaped fruit are smooth and medium-firm with good texture. Deep red internal and external color. High-yielding, medium-sized plants are widely adaptable. Defiant was traditionally bred to inherit the Ph-2 and Ph-3 major genes for late blight (Phytophthora) resistance. High resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1, 2, late blight, and Verticillium wilt; and intermediate resistance to early blight. Our thanks to North Carolina State University for their cooperation. Determinate. USDA Certified Organic.