San Marzano Heirloom Paste Tomato Seed

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San Marzano Heirloom Paste Tomato Seed

The perfect processing tomato - productive, flavorful, meaty, and holds well on the vine...

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from: Lazy Ox Farm

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(Solanum lycopersicum)

80 days. Open polinated heirloom. Indeterm. Makes the best canned tomatoes and tomato sauce. Very productive, compact plants produce loads of 3" long, red, plum shaped tomatoes that are quite dry and have few seeds. They ccok down into a thick, rich, delicious paste quickly. Fruits hold well on the plants and the plants keep producing until frost. Very crack resistant, perfect fruits. A canner's delight. From Italy. Germinated at 96%.


Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Soil:Adaptable. Tomatoes need phosphorous, potasium, and calcium more than nitrogen. Bone meal is perfect. Excess nitrogen causes large plants with fewer, later fruits.
Propagation / Germination:Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before last frost. Keep soil lightly moist, not wet. 77 degrees is ideal, but anywhere from 60 to 85 degrees will work.
Sun:Full sun.
Water:Water weekly if necessary. Tomatoes appreciate a deep mulch, but wait until soil is warm and plants are growing quickly.

We are now closed for the 2014 season. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers! We will be back in January, 2015.

We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.

We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety

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