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San Marzano Tomato

Italy's favorite cooking tomato

San Marzano Tomato

Italy's favorite cooking tomato

  • Bright red, elongated fruit
  • Meaty and flavorful
  • A longtime favorite in Italian cooking
  • Indeterminate
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Product Description

Try this tomato in your cooking, and you'll never go back! Its elongated, bright red fruit is well known for being meaty and extremely flavorful. Preferred in Italian cooking, San Marzano has long been popular in the culinary industry. Try it raw in salads, chopped into pico de gallo, sliced on sandwiches, or nestled between slices of mozzarella and leaves of basil. It's also delicious when cooked in your favorite tomato sauces and soups. The seeds prefer well-drained soil in full sunlight. Prune back by cutting out the auxiliary stems between the stems and the leaves, which will help the plant produce larger fruit that ripens earlier. 85 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'San Marzano'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 4 feet. Indeterminate.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Plant the plants at the same depth it is in the pots.
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 85 days.
  • Yield: Heavy yields.
  • Fruit: Elongated, red fruits, meaty and very flavorful.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, deep fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxillary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
  • Form: Upright. Indeterminate
  • Flowers: Yellow flowers.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Restricted States: AK
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes 
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/7 4/10 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/27 - 6/14
4B 5/22 - 6/7 4/3 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/27 - 6/14
5A 5/15 - 6/7 3/27 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
5B 5/1 - 6/7 3/27 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
6A 5/1 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
6B 5/1 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
7A 5/1 - 6/7 2/20 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/14
7B 5/1 - 6/7 2/13 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/14
8A & B 4/24 - 6/7 1/30 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/20 - 6/14
9A & B 4/24 - 6/7 1/2 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/13 - 6/14
10A & B 4/17 - 6/7 1/2 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/13 - 6/14
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 5/6/2019 5/27/2019 6/10/2019

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/30 - 6/7 4/17 - 5/31 5/1 - 6/7
4B 4/30 - 6/7 4/17 - 5/31 5/1 - 6/7
5A 4/30 - 6/7 4/3 - 5/31 4/3 - 6/7
5B 4/30 - 6/7 3/20 - 5/31 3/20 - 6/7
6A 4/30 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/7
6B 4/30 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/7
7A 4/2 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/7
7B 4/2 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/7
8A & B 4/2 - 6/7 2/20 - 5/31 2/20 - 5/17
9A & B 4/2 - 6/7 1/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/17
10A & B 4/2 - 6/7 1/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/17
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 5/27/2019 1A-7B: 6/3/2019
8A-10B: 5/13/2019

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles, Encapsulated Earthworms & Nematodes
1A 5/13/19 - 11/1/19
1B - 2A 5/13/19 - 11/1/19
2B - 3B 4/29/19 - 11/1/19
4A - 6A 4/15/19 - 11/1/19
6B - 7A 4/8/19 - 11/1/19
7B - 8B 3/11/19 - 11/1/19
9A - 10B 2/25/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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