Identifying Tomato

Hello,

Was hoping one of you lovelies had a bit more tomato knowledge than I, and may recognise this lovely. It came in a packet for 'Yellow Pear' Tomatoes, and well ... it isn't. Last year this packet provided what looked like large Roma tomatoes, but thats not whats come up this year.

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  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    money maker may be!

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,104

    Looking at the growth .....some type of Beefsteak perhaps ?  The "seams" on the fruit certainly don't resemble Moneymaker or Roma

  • EnchanticaEnchantica Posts: 37

    The picture doesnt seem to emphasise it but they are quite ridged. Based on the research I have done its resembles a 'marmande' in shape of fruit.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,104

    Marmande is one of the older Beefsteak varieties.....an excellent variety IMOimage

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
    I'd guess at a type of marmande, absolutely delicious tomato too!
  • EnchanticaEnchantica Posts: 37

    Well when they ripen I'll have to pop some seeds and get to saving this plant. Wonder what my multi tomato packet will offer up next.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    They don't look ribbed enough for Marmande but who knows? With quite different shapes coming out of the same packet in successive years there could be crossed seeds involved. 

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