I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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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!
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.
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.