Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'

Tomato

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'
  • Common name: Tomato
  • Plant type: Fruit

Height: 60cm

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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