Marianna’s Peace Tomato
Marianna’s Peace Tomato has been claimed as the world best tasting tomato. An heirloom that originates from a Czechoslovakian farm family. Marianna’s father gave her these tomato seeds before he died.
Productive plants produce pinkish red beefsteak type fruit that have a few ridges on the shoulders and average 250 to 450g. The flavour is sweet and delicious. One of the best tasting tomatoes! Indeterminate, potato leaf foliage.
Thanks to Dan Meldrum for growing this variety and providing the seed.
Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October (Cool Climate) and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).
Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.
Spacing – 80-120cm
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- The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
- The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
- In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
- This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
- The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine
Photo courtesy of Dan Meldrum