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The Marglobe tomato was developed in 1917 by Frederick J. Pritchard of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Experiment Station by crossing the Globe and Marvel tomatoes ("Marglobe" is a fusion of the two names). It was publicly released by the USDA in 1925, and was one of the first disease-resistant strains that also had a good resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium wilt.[1] The Marglobe tomato is the parent of many tomato varieties, such as Rutgers.

The Seed Savers Exchange yearbook lists several types of Marglobe variants, the: Marglobe F, Marglobe Improved, Marglobe Larson, Marglobe Supreme, and Marglobe Supreme F.


  1. ^ "Descriptions of Principle Types of American Varieties of Tomatoes", USDA, October, 1933; "Yearbook of Agriculture", USDA, 1937"

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