seeds of Marmande Heirloom Tomato seeds
Marmande Tomato seeds
Marmande (Lycopersicon esculentum) refers to a beefsteak tomato variety that’s originally from France. Synonyms include Lycopersicon cerasiforme and Lycopersicon humboldtii. The name of this tomato variety is also the name of the small town in France where it was discovered. The popularity of Marmande tomatoes increased exponentially in the late 19th century. What followed was a quick distribution of the seeds throughout Europe. Marmande tomatoes are quite large and have a bit of ribbing on their surfaces. The tomatoes are irregularly shaped, fleshy and have few seeds. Ripe fruit have thick walls and a uniform red colour except at the shoulders which are slightly pink.
Marmande fruit weigh between 170 to 230 grams. The fruit has a rich tomato flavour that features a unique blend of sweetness and a touch of sourness. The juicy sweetness coupled with the flavour makes the tomatoes ideal for salsas and sauces. Marmande tomatoes can also be used as filling for sandwiches and topping for burgers. Alternatively, one could stuff the fruit or dice it and dig in. The Marmande tomato plant can barely support the fruit once they mature. The reason for this eventuality being that the fruit ripens quickly, get heavier and grow in large clusters. Staking of the plants will, therefore, be required. The plant matures after 65 days.