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Visalia/Fresno Area Gardener...

Do You Want to Grow
"The World's Best Tasting Tomatoes" This Year?

ANNOUNCING: "Marianna's Peace"


Amaze Your Friends & Family!

Brought to You by DomeGrownFarms.com of Visalia, CA

Winner - Best Tasting Tomato: "Marianna's Peace"

In 1999 and 2000 at the World Famous TomatoFest in Carmel California, some of the top chefs, tomato growers and experts gathered and tasted hundreds of varieties of tomatoes. The events lasted several days. Both years, "Marianna's Peace" won "BEST OF SHOW" giving it the right to wear the title of World's Best Tasting Tomato.


“I have been enjoying Marianna’s Peace for weeks now. My one and only plant has grown at least 10 feet and given me at least 45 tomatoes and still counting. All are at least 1.5 to two pounds each and delicious! 


All my neighbors are asking how I grew such fabulous tomatoes! 


I live in Southern California near the beach and just used compost in a raised bed. The tomatoes are very sweet with just a hint of acid. They are probably the best tomatoes I ever tasted.”

~ Joan in Los Angeles


Pre-Order Your Plants Now!

Your "Marianna's Peace" tomato plants will be available for pick up at Dome Grown Farms in Visalia (or optional delivery to your home) at various times throughout early Spring 2018. 


You can choose to receive your plants in 3" pots as soon as they are ready for transplant. Or you can let us grow them a little longer inside the protection and growth acceleration effects of our geodesic domes.


The plants for earliest transplant will be in 3" pots for $6.99 each. 

The more mature and bigger plants will be in 8" pots for $12.95 each.


Here is the story behind this remarkable, delicious tomato...

Marianna's Peace Tomato

Marianne Worschech Tibbetts

Seeds for this tomato were sent to Gary Ibsen, owner of TomatoFest, by Marianne's sister who lived in Munich, Germany. Marianne's family were farmers from Bohemia, now the Czech Republic.


Her life on the farm ended during World War II, in May of 1940, when the Russians came with a truck to her school and loaded all the children to transport them to a labor/death camp.


Marianna and five other girls escaped by jumping from the moving truck. Only two of the girls survived the fall.

Marianna Worschech (left) & her friend Annie

As she crossed the Czech border Marianna was shot in the leg, and yet she walked with her friend Annie through the Austrian Alps to Vienna.


With the help of her friends she was able to continue on to the town of Weiden in Bavaria. Marianne lost all contact with her parents, brother and sister, but after 10 years of diligent searching and the aid of The Red Cross she found them in 1955. 


She married an American soldier in 1957 and moved to Spokane, Washington where they raised four children. 


The family wasn't able to provide any history of the tomato's breeding or origin, only that the seeds from this heirloom reached back to the early 1900's.


The tomatoes borne from these seeds were treasured for their outstanding taste and beauty. Before he died, Marianna's father gave her a little bundle of the seeds.

Marianne Worschech Tibbetts (1927-2013)

Marianna's Peace Details 

Marianna's Peace, named by Gary Ibsen in tribute to Marianne's resilient and wonderful life, is a late-season, indeterminate, potato-leaf variety (80-85 days) that produces medium yields of 1-2 lb., pink, beefsteak-styled fruit.


Its flavors are exceptionally rich, with good sweet/acid balance and luscious complex flavors reminiscent of the finest of those "old-fashioned" tomato flavors, the memories of which is the stuff-of-dreams for all tomato lovers.

AMERICA'S MOST EXPENSIVE TOMATO SEEDS

In taste trials at the 1999 and 2000 Carmel TomatoFest with attending tomato experts, friends and chefs, "Marianna's Peace" was judged the world’s "Best Tasting" tomato.


When "Marianna's Peace" was first introduced commercially to North America in 2000 by Gary Ibsen, it was billed as "America's Most Expensive Tomato Seeds," because TomatoFest had so few seeds available for distribution.


Seeds were released at the cost of $24 for four seeds ($6 per seed).

Marianna's Peace Tomato Plants - Coming Soon to Visalia, Tulare & Fresno!

We have obtained a limited supply of these precious seeds direct from TomatoFest.


We are starting the seeds and growing seedling plants inside our geodesic domes to protect them from insects and pollution.


Also, with our 40% ChromatiNet Red coverings, the domes also help to speed up the growth of the plants and produce more and healthier foliage and flowers. Thus, the plants you get from us will be ready much sooner and be much stronger than if you planted the seeds yourself.


The Dudek Family, owners of Dome Grown Farms is proud to offer these precious "Marianna's Peace" tomato plants for you to grow in your garden. We hope you enjoy these delicious heirloom tomatoes as much as we do!

Camille Dudek, Chandler Dudek, Peter Dudek, Lisa Dudek, John Dudek, Alex Diaz, Alina Diaz, Candice Diaz, Joseph Dudek

Pre-Order Early! Quantities Are VERY Limited!


Pre-Order Your Plants Now!

Your "Marianna's Peace" tomato plants will be available for pick up at Dome Grown Farms in Visalia (or optional delivery to your home) at various times throughout early Spring 2018. 


You can choose to receive your plants in 3" pots as soon as they are ready for transplant. Or you can let us grow them a little longer inside the protection and growth acceleration effects of our geodesic domes.


The plants for earliest transplant will be in 3" pots for $6.99 each. 

The more mature and bigger plants will be in 8" pots for $12.95 each.


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