San Marzano Red Plum Tomato Seeds

San Marzano Red Plum

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The San Marzano Red Plum is an Italian heirloom tomato famous for it’s use in traditional Italian dishes. Its dry flesh and low acid content help makes its flavor one of the finest tomatoes for sauces, pastes and canning.



San Marzano Red Plum Tomato Seeds

[80 days] This tall, indeterminate, heirloom tomato produces a copious amount of medium-sized, oblong, Roma-style fruits whose flavor is almost legendary. Although great for canning and drying, San Marzanos are unsurpassable in sauces and pastes and are thought by some to make the world's finest sauce. An early ripening tomato, the San Marzano produces well over a long season and is disease resistant. The plants reach to about 6’ tall.

Common Questions

How do you grow San Marzano tomatoes from seed? Sow your San Marzano seeds into a bucket with nutrient rich, moist soil. Place one of your seeds into the soil and pour some water in so the soil is moist but not waterlogged. San Marzano tomato seeds take 7-14 days to complete the germination cycle and begin to sprout.

How big are San Marzano plum tomatoes? San Marzano are oval shaped plum tomatoes that range in sizes from 2 to 4 inches big.

How do you stop insects eating San Marzano tomato plants? You can protect your crop of San Marzano tomatoes by placing neeting around the plants. Hornworms can also come and eat a lot of your plant's foliage and suck the sap from the San Marzano's stems.

San Marzano Red Plum Details

Average Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Indoors Sow (propagator)
Days to Maturity
75 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Packet Seed Count
Recommended Soil pH

Sow and Harvest Times

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