San Marzano Tomato

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San Marzano Tomato

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Solanum lycopercicum.

San Marzano

Indeterminate fruiting, regular leaf foliage 

Annual, open pollinated.

Seed folklore has it this variety originated in the volcanic fields near Mount Vesuvius. It is a treasured old Italian variety known to some as the best cooking Tomato in the world. 

San Marzanon is a plum tomato in shape, and is known as a paste and processing variety.  It reliably produces heavy yields (over a long period of time) of elongated fruit that ripen to a brilliant lustrous red. The fruit do not contain much water or seed, and their meaty texture and delicate taste make it one of the best varieties for cooking into rich think sauces. 

These plants are known to have good disease resistance, and this variety is particularly drought tolerant! It yielded many delicious beautiful fruit in a worrisome dry summer. 

Tomatoes are naturally quite drought tolerant, and yields are better when grown in the ground because their root systems are adventurous and incredibly resilient.

80-90 days after transplant.

minimum 25 seeds per pack.

Seed starting:

In our climate tomatoes like a head start - start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost (depending on your region). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, keeping the soil warm and moist. Once the first true leaves appear, plant up into plug trays. Plant outside in full sun once all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Mulch with straw or other organic matter! 

Tomatoes will do well staked.  

Companion plants: basil, nasturtium, carrots, calendula.