Tomato - Marmande
Marmande is a French beefsteak type of tomato. The plant produces large, deep red, uneven-shaped fruits. It is a later maturing variety but the rich sweet flavour is definitely worth waiting for.
Sow from January to April, under glass 0.5cm deep in pots or trays of good seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18–21°C. Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm (3 1/2in) pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has past. Plants require side-shooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set. Ready to harvest from July to October.