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French Heritage Collection
(F1) Tomato Seed

Product ID: 4722

Experience the flavor of Provence.

A great way to try three exceptional hybrid heirloom types, bred in the Provence region of France. Dramatically improved yields and more marketable fruit than the old-world varieties they imitate. With proper management, flavor can match the heirlooms. NOTE: These varieties require a minimum of 13 hours of daylight at planting. Plants are very vigorous in early stages, and quickly become very generative when fully loaded with fruit. Prune the first fruit cluster for a longer harvest season. Collection includes one packet (15 seeds) each of Marnero, Margold, and Marbonne. See individual varieties for disease codes and other specific information. Indeterminate. Avg. 170,000 seeds/lb.
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
CULTURE: Tomatoes thrive in a tunnel or greenhouse environment, which increases your control over fruit quality and extends the harvest season, both early and late. Growing info is similar to field tomatoes, but transplants are typically started earlier and may need additional development time (6–7 weeks) and supplemental lighting to maintain strong seedlings.
TRANSPLANTING INDOORS: Provide 4–6 sq.ft. growing area per leader depending on variety, climate, disease pressure, and pruning methods. Plant deeply like field tomatoes unless grafted, in which case, plant with union above soil. For 5–7 days after transplanting, maintain 73–77°F (23–25°C) day and night temperature to promote rapid foliar and root growth. At fruit set, lower night temps to 62–66°F (17–19°C) and begin monitoring plants to manage them towards season-long productivity.
TRELLISING/PRUNING: Train plants to 1–2 branchless leaders onto separate vertical strings with trellis clips roughly 1" below every third leaf. Keep taut and reuse bottom clips, keeping at least 3–4 per string. Consider a lower-and-lean system if you have a long season, capable structure, and enough labor. Pruning leaves and clusters can help to manage diseases and steer towards maximum production. Keep grafted plants free from scion roots and rootstock suckers.
DISEASES & INSECT PESTS: A slightly different set of pests attack indoor crops than outdoor crops, but similar management strategies apply. The use of beneficial insects and grafting is generally more successful in tunnels/greenhouses than open field.
HARVEST/STORAGE: Same as field, plus potential for truss harvesting.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 950 plants/1,000 seeds.
SEED SPECS: Avg. 11,000–13,000 seeds/oz.
PACKET: 15 seeds, plants about 20 feet.

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Latin Name

Solanum lycopersicum

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

79 Days

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Hybrid (F1)

Product Features

Greenhouse Performer Greenhouse Performer
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Good for Trellising Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
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Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.

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