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, new 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 said to be passed down since the early 1900’s.The name and history comes from story of Marianna. She was a young girl who escape capture in WW2, after a decade of losing contact with her family they reunited and before her father died he gave her these seeds as a gift. Late season, pink beefsteak type with potato leaves. 25 seeds
Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.
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.