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Marianna's Peace Tomato (Heirloom, 85 Days)

Our favorite tomato for 2016 growing season. This one was suggested by a customer who said it was one of the best tasting tomatoes out there and after tasting over 20 varieties this summer, some varieties and some we already offer, we definitely agree. Outstanding rich flavor of sweet and acid with dense creamy texture. If you love Brandywine, this one will surely put up a challenge to its recognition as the “Best tasting heirloom” tomato. This delicious heirloom tomato comes from Czechoslovakia, and is said to be passed down since the early 1900’s.The name and history comes from the story of Marianna. She was a young girl who escaped capture in WW2. After a decade of losing contact with her family, they finally reunited. Before her father died he gave her these seeds as a gift. Late season, pink beefsteak type with potato leaves.

25 seeds


Solanum lycopersicum


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant out after last frost. Space 24-36" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after last frost. 

Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

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Great tomato

I live in the Pacific Northwest along the coast and I have trouble growing tomatoes. Marianna's Peace has out performed all my expectations. I have it in a greenhouse and while it got huge and leggy, it produced a crop of wonderful tasting tomatoes. They have a sweet, mild flavor and are the old time beef stake sort of tomato. Buy it, you will like it.

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as tasty as Brandywine

This tomato grew beautifully, is as tasty as Brandywine and a little smaller; also, a couple of weeks earlier. Seems less susceptible to the usual diseases. This tomato will be a regular in my garden from now on.

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Seems susceptible to blossom end rot

The plants are thriving in containers on my patio garden, and producing many good-sized tomatoes. They haven't ripened yet, so I'm curious about the flavor. However, this variety seems very susceptible to blossom end rot, compared to the other four varieties I am growing--I'm supplementing calcium and hoping it clears up soon, so that some tomatoes actually survive to ripen! None of the other varieties I've planted have had any trouble (I use a tomato fertilizer that does include some calcium).

Heather C.
Happy accident!

I ordered only two varieties of tomato last year (Amish paste and Cherokee purple), then grew 3 of each for my small home garden. I knew something was amiss when 1 of the 3 Amish paste plants began forming large round tomatoes. Initially, I was disappointed that my seeds were mixed. However, once the tomatoes from this rogue seed matured and I tasted them, I HAD to find out what they were! I scoured the Pinetree website for hours trying to figure out which errant tomato seed had gotten into my packet. As best as I can tell from the pictures and description, it was a Marianna's Peace. Only my second year gardening and this tomato inspired me to learn about seed saving! Large, pink, GREAT tasting tomatoes that were slightly more resistant to splitting in this year's wet summer than both the Amish paste and Cherokee purple growing along beside them. Can't wait to see if I can regrow them next year from my carefully saved seeds!

Lorrin P.
Marianna's Peace, My Favorite Tomato

I have grown the Marianna's Peace for several years. A nice, pink meat slicer with really good tomato flavor. A good producer. I once counted 19 nice size ripe and green tomatoes on one plant that still had more blooms and small fruits forming on it. If I could only grow one tomato it would be Marianna's Peace.