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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Marvel Striped'

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: Marvel Striped

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LoriAnn1 On Jan 24, 2015, LoriAnn1 from Victoria
Canada wrote:

Started from seed indoors in late March, set out in mid May, harvesting big fruits in mid July. Beautiful looking, almost no seeds, abundant crop continued until late September. Sweet, mild citrusy flavour, also made a very sweet sauce base.

Positive Aixiab On Sep 20, 2014, Aixiab from Uniontown, OH wrote:

I love this variety of tomato. Very new to me. I didn't know what I was buying because it only said beefsteak tomato. I would like to plant it next year. I read the posting and it said I need to ferment the seeds. Can somebody explain the process please? Thank you very much!

Positive ronmac46 On Feb 7, 2012, ronmac46 from Fair Oaks, CA wrote:

This was one of my favorite tomatoes last year! Great taste and color. I started mine from seed.

Positive sugarpine On Jan 11, 2011, sugarpine from San Jose, CA wrote:

Excellent variety. The plants produced a lot, and the fruits were very nice. They tasted sweet and fruity.

Positive passiflora_pink On Aug 7, 2008, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the sweetest, meatiest, juciest tomatoes I have grown. Almost like eating fruit.

Positive Tplant On Jan 20, 2005, Tplant from Pembroke Pines, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

My family enjoys a good , sweet, juicy beefsteak and this tomato fit the bill. They were in the two pound plus range. They may not have been plentiful but how many tomatoes do you need when talking about two pounds each ? The color red, orange and yellow is a treat in itself.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 25, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:


"Very high producer of pretty heart-shaped yellow fruits with yellow and orange stripes throughout."


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

Pelham, Alabama
Blytheville, Arkansas
Fair Oaks, California
Menifee, California
Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Jose, California
Stamford, Connecticut
Hollywood, Florida
Espanola, New Mexico
Uniontown, Ohio

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