Versatile and resistant!
This variety was propagated by Fred J. Prichard in 1917 and was released in 1925 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The plants are resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium wilts, as well as humidity-, disease-, and crack-resistant. Marglobe is a medium-large firm tomato which has a tasty and smooth flesh. It is great for using fresh, canning, or making sauces. This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
- Growth type: This variety will be best trained up a string or in a wire cage, however, it is also suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space. Will produce continuously.
- Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
- Average germination in days: 7-10 days
- Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
- Plant type: Tender/Annual
- Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
- Plant/row spacing: 60 cm/90 cm
- Days to harvest: 90 days
- Seed treatment: These seeds will benefit from bottom heat, however, it will germinate without it. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives even germination and speeds up the process.