Vegetable garden

Tomato ‘Marmande’: planting and care

A classic variety from our vegetable gardens, the tomato ‘Marmande’Owes its success to its big tasty fruit.

Vigorous and productive, it is ideal for novice gardeners.

  • Everything you need to know about growing tomatoes

Origins and characteristics

The ‘Marmande’ tomato was created by the Vilmorin company at the end of the 1930s. semi-determined port, she is very productive and gives large fruits ranging from 200 to 400 g depending on growing conditions.

His flesh is rich in taste, slightly sweet and closed.

Finally, his cold resistance and his vigor make it a great vegetable if you are new to gardening.

Planting the tomato 'Marmande'

When and how to sow Marmande?

You can make your sowing from March. To do this, you will need to follow a few precautions:

  1. protect your crop from the cold (in a greenhouse, behind a window, etc.);
  2. in a box, mix potting soil with sand;
  3. plant your seeds in packs of three;
  4. when two leaves appear, select the most vigorous plants and transplant them into pots.

Plantation of Marmande:

The transplanting plants is carried out in may, when there is no longer any risk of frost. After having fine soil with manure or well-decomposed compost, dig a hole about 20 cm and insert the tomato root slightly slantwise.

Next, set up a stake and fill in the hole, making sure to bury the stem until the first leaves. Finally, carry out a watering hearty, taking care not to touch the leaves.

Culture and maintenance

Theinterview tomato ‘Marmande’ is rather simple and not time consuming.

It basically consists of ensuring that the plants have enough water. To do this, perform a regular and moderate watering taking care not to wet the foliage. The latter can also be thinned out when the first fruits arrive so that they ripen faster.

However, thin without excess so as not to weaken the plant.

Diseases and pests:

Like many varieties of tomatoes, the main disease which the tomato "Marmande" is victim of is mildew. It can also be affected by blossom end necrosis of fruits.

Concerning the parasites, you will need to pay special attention to small white flies called whiteflies, as well as the caterpillars of the moth which can cause a lot of damage.

Harvesting and conservation of 'Marmande'

Depending on the dates of your sowing, the harvest can go from July to October. To fully benefit from all their taste and nutritional qualities, pick your 'Marmande' tomatoes as you go, depending on your needs. If you can't help it, store the surplus at the bottom of the fridge while 5 to 6 days.


Whatever recipe is considered, the ‘Marmande’ adapts to all uses : in sauce, juice, salad, stuffing, etc.

For further :

  • Everything you need to know about growing tomatoes
  • Growing tomatoes in pots

Video: Marmande Beefsteak Tomato harvest - 2017 (December 2021).