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Tomato 'Morden'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Morden is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Morden'. 'Morden' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Smooth round, slightly flattened yellow fruit. Regular-leafed plant. Poor distribution of this particular tomato makes it difficult to obtain.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Morden is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Canada is believed to be where Morden originates from.

Typically, Morden Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Morden have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Morden

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Morden is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Morden requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Morden from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Morden about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Morden

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Morden is a tender plant.

Harvesting Morden

Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.

Morden folklore & trivia

Canadian heirloom developed in Morden, Manitoba. There is some discrepancy on the dates – it was either created in 1932 or in 1945. Parents were Bestal and Round Smooth (oddly enough, both of which are red tomatoes).

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