This weeks spotlight is on Marianna's Conflict tomato. Marianna's Conflict is similar to Marianna's Peace, except it has regular leaves and is red. Marianna's Peace is a potato leaf pink tomato. The fruit is also smaller, 6-13oz. This tomato variety appeared as a regular leaf plant grown from the original Mischka's Marianna's Peace seed stock grown in Martin Longseth's garden in 2004. According to Martin Longseth, about 20% of the original seed gave regular leaf seedlings. I grew this variety for the first time last year and was pleasantly surprised. I grew it in a 5 gallon bucket next to my 6 foot fence and it grew up and over my fence and hung down the other side. I was harvesting tomatoes from this plant until our first frost in October. My plant produced many tomatoes over the summer and they had a very good tomato taste. They made great tomato sandwiches! I will grow this variety again in the future.
The yellow bucket is Marianna's Conflict.
Thanks for checking out my Tomato Tuesday post. Stop by next week to see which variety I will be spotlighting from my garden.