Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Marmande'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Marmande
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Heart

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

American hybrid

French hybrid

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Capistrano Beach, California

Laguna Beach, California

Mission Viejo, California

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Hanover, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 27, 2009, lco from Edmonton
Canada wrote:

Marmande is listed as VF (Hybrid?) 67 day red pleated determinate tomato on seed package. Grown 2009 Edmonton, AB (52 deg latitude, zone 2-3)/ It set and ripened many 3" fruit of balanced flavor and good slicer texture on a strong vine that did not exceed 36" tall. Ripened in August without the advantage of south facing wall, and continued through September due to longer than usual warmth. No cracking. Acid enough for canning. Would grow it again.

Neutral

On Dec 17, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A European market favorite originating in France. The flat 5 to 10 oz. lobed fruits have irregular shoulder ribbing and outstanding deep rich flavors. Very early.

Neutral

On Mar 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1987 entry from Asgrow that is no longer listed by Seminis. I can find no information on this cultivar, but since heart and beefsteak shapes are mutually exclusive, it may be one or the other but not both.