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Tomato 'Super Marmande'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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Semi-Bush.

Tomato 'Super Marmande' is a large, juicy beefsteak tomato with a rich sweet flavour. Distinguished by its irregular cushion shape and touch of pink on the shoulders, it is ideal for adding to salads or cooking. This semi-bush variety is easy to grow either in the greenhouse or outdoors, and requires minimal training. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 50cm (20").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.19

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.

For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).


When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.


When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.


Semi bush varieties normally won't need side shooting but as some can be quite vigorous, they may require staking and some trimming to keep under control. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. A good cropper outdoors in the hot summer of 2013

    By Rhys Jaggar 11-09-2013

    I grew this tomato outdoors in a 10 inch pot and decided as an experiment to use two split leaders to maximise yields. As the plant produced 50+ good sized fruit, the plant started to struggle under the weight of its own fruit and broke in early August, requiring me to ripen 18 fruit indoors. Just use a single main stem is the advice from me!! The strain is tolerant of higher doses of Tomorite than others and tolerates heat of 90F better than many strains I grew this year. AS of 10th September, I still have 8 full-sized fruit on the plant, hoping that a final burst of summer warmth will bring them to ripeness.

  2. Lovely flavour

    By Kirstine Oswald 28-09-2011

    Delicious flavour and easy to grow in an unheated greenhouse in the Scottish Borders. They provide big tasty slices for teaming up with mozzarella and make lovely tomato sauce. They have few seeds relative to their size. I'd tried Brandy wine tomatoes which also have a lovely flavour and can grow to a large size but I've had a lot of trouble with rotting in cool summers and the stems being unable to support the heavy fruits. I didn't have these problems with Marmande.

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