Following his quest for a better tasting tomato, Don Burke selected this superb variety when in Italy. Costoluto di Marmande bears abundant sweet juicy tomatoes on tall vigorous plants. It was voted ‘Best Home Garden Tomato’ by a panel of food and gardening experts.

Seed Count

How to grow


Full sun.


For best results raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.


Choose a well-drained, sunny position. Add Yates Thrive Granular Complete Plant Food. When first buds appear apply Yates Thrive Concentrate Tomato Food. Plants require staking. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug pellets. Don’s Tips: Water plants regularly and deeply – daily in very hot or windy weather. A handful of garden lime or superphosphate at planting will aid fruit development in lime deficient soils.