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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'

Beefsteak tomato

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'

Plant details

Tomatoes, Lycoperiscon esculentum, are a favourite summer crop for greenhouses. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from, with fruit coming in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. Tall or indeterminate varieties make the best use of space, and are trained as single-stemmed cordons on wires or canes up the inside of the greenhouse. Bush varieties don't need staking and are suitable for growing in pots, some even in hanging baskets. Some varieties are suitable for growing outside, particularly in southern regions.

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande' is a classic beefsteak tomato, which bears large, ribbed fruit with very few seeds. The meaty tomatoes have a superb flavour and are well suited to using in salads as well as cooked dished. Stake plants well to support the heavy fruits.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: Marmande

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to July


Reader reviews

davidstephen

Hello would it be wise enough for me to grow marmande ina propagator that is in a green house?


davidstephen

Hello would it be wise enough for me to grow marmande ina propagator that is in a green house?


davidstephen

Hello would it be wise enough for me to grow marmande ina propagator that is in a green house?



Davidbrito

I planted my marmade tomatoes seeds in propagator tray and the seedling grew in just two weeks, then I transferred them into a growing bag, they seem to be doing ok. they're already 5 cmts long


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