The Italian tomato heirloom perfect for tomato paste
Originally from Italy, the 'San Marzano' tomato is an old variety renowned for the excellent flavor of its firmly fleshed and dense fruits that contain few seeds and juices. This plant has vigorous seedlings and is indeterminate growth and must be staked to support the weight of the numerous elongated, brick-red tomatoes. The San Marzano tomato is the ideal tomato for fans of tomato paste, Napolitan sauce and canned tomatoes. These tomatoes are also very good in salads, which is not the case for all tomatoes of this type.
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-29°C
Germination time in days: 7-14 day
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well draining and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in pots from March, at a temperature between 16 and 20°C, under a well-lit shelter, 5 weeks before planting. Transplant the entire root ball in the ground, after the last frosts, at a minimum distance of 50 cm, burying the stem up to the first leaves. Water thoroughly when planting.