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Marmande Tomatoes gone to pot.

Hi, I grow tomatoes every year, usually Marmande, San Marzano and a cherry of some type. This year, when I was planting them on into the greenhouse I noticed that just the Marmande have developed three sets of leaves then a small truss of flowers but no growing tip whatsoever. I've never seen this before and have no idea if they're saveable. It has happened with every plant so I'm guessing the seed were a bit dodgy. Has anyone else ever experienced this problem? Many thanks.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,444
    edited June 2018
    There was a similar problem the other day, with Black Russians ... here's the thread

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/comment/1917151#Comment_1917151
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  • TheSlothTheSloth Posts: 38
    Hmm, maybe not a good Marmande year this year then, I'm so mad at them for grinding to a halt after all my hard work.   :sweat:
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,444
    I've grown some Marmandes this year ... they're behaving normally so far ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    I had the same trouble this year with one of my cherry tomato plants, grown from seed.  The other of the same variety grew normal, under the same conditions.  Where the growth tip was supposed to be, flowers formed.  I just let it grow out a new growth tip from the upper most sucker, and it's continued fine.  
    Utah, USA.
  • TheSlothTheSloth Posts: 38
    I had the same trouble this year with one of my cherry tomato plants, grown from seed.  The other of the same variety grew normal, under the same conditions.  Where the growth tip was supposed to be, flowers formed.  I just let it grow out a new growth tip from the upper most sucker, and it's continued fine.  
    That's a good idea, I'll try and grow out a side shoot if any appear. There's not a one yet.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    There will be.. it's a tomato, there is always a sucker appearing somewhere.  
    Utah, USA.
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