The large, irregularly shaped fruits of Marmande have a great taste and are ideal for cooking, sandwiches and salads.
A favourite in the Mediterranean, it usually performs well in British conditions.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 18-20C (65-70F), and keep moist.
Gradually accustom to outside conditions 2-3 weeks before planting out when danger of frost has passed.
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings individually to small pots of potting compost, and maintain a minimum 15C (60F).
Water plants generously and regularly. When the first fruits start to swell, feed with a tomato fertiliser.