Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Marglobe Tomato Seed
Marglobe TomatoSeed(77 days)
Marglobe Tomato Seed was developed in 1917, introduced by the USDA in 1925
Determinate. Marglobe Tomatoes are a disease and crack resistant heirloom variety which are a good producer of 7 to 10 ounce deep red juicy fruits. Superb tasting fruit. Marglobe tomato can claim parentage of many of today's hybrid tomatoes.
1932 Burpee Co. seed catalog says about Marglobe... "No other tomato introduced recently has become know as quickly as Marglobe. It will withstand long periods of wet and unfavorable weather, yet produce a maximum crop of large, well rounded, bright scarlet-red tomatoes. It is resistant to Nail Head Rust and Fusarium Wilt. Within a very short time growers along the east coast, all the way down to Florida have quickly accepted the new tomato because of its many outstanding features. Young tomatoes have a tendency to be of a somewhat oval shape, assuming a perfect globe form when full matured. Very solid flesh with excellent eating qualities."
1935 Isbell's Seed Co. seed catalog says about Marglobe... "Wilt-Resistant. Its fine appearance, great productiveness, deep globe shape, fine scarlet color and superb table qualities are giving it first place wherever it is known. The tomatoes are heavy, meaty and almost core-less. In color is is a most beautiful scarlet, ripening well up to the stem. A very productive variety suitable for truck growing, shipping and canning. For the home garden we like it very much. Marglobe is a medium early sort; the plants are of robust and erect growth, its foliage shading the fruit and preventing sunscald. Marglobe is resistant to “nail-head rust.” Ripens 10 to 12 days later than Earliana. The seed we offer was grown by ourselves here in Michigan, from seed furnished by Prof. Pritchard of the U.S. Government Experiment Farm."
1956 Henry Fields seed catalog says about Marglobe... "(115 days). Another dependable, wilt-resistant main crop variety. Vigorous grower, medium large, nearly globe-shaped, smooth and solid. The quality is extra fine, and it is an outstanding tomato for canning. Deep scarlet."
Marglobe is an excellent Canning Tomato!
Marglobe tomato is known to do well in the cool climates of the upper East Coast. However, their summer day time temps are higher/warmer than the Pacific North West. Therefore the Marglobe tomato is not recommended there. Marglobe tomato does extremely well in the south of course!
At 79 years of age, I have memories of gardening with my parents for childhood !
Also, at a very young age, I grew fond of tomato sandwiches. A nice thick slice of a "Marglobe", a little salt & pepper, and a healthy coating of "Mayo", and you had a real treat. My dad, and later on, myself, would not think of any tomato to grow, but a "Marglobe"! They are the best !
Karen(San Leandro, US)
My 86 year old mother remembers eating these delicious tomatoes as a young girl. I was delighted when I discovered the seeds from your company. Early yet, but next week I will start the seeds for transplanting the fist week of May. I'm excited!
joyce allen(Lexington, US)
i started my seeds as soon as i got them,they came up quick and you very healthy ,i will buy from sustainable seed company again!!
Robert Roberts(Astatula, US)
Purchased the Marglobe tomato seeds. Came winning a week. Planted some and all germinated quickly. Will update when I start harvesting them. Hopefully they will be as good as what I planted 40 plus years ago.
Julie Maruskin(Cleveland, US)
Great Service and Amazing Variety
We annually purchase seeds for our public library's seed library program, and Sustainable Seed has made it possible to offer a greater variety of heirloom plants to local library users. This year's Marglobe is showing strong germination, and we're really pleased to be able to offer this old-fashioned reliable canner to hundreds of people in our programs.