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San Marzano Tomato (Garden Starter Plant)


Heirloom. Discover why gourmet and home chefs around the world seek out San Marzano tomatoes. These teardrop-shaped, meaty, plum-type tomatoes are famous for their sweet, complex flavor that creates a fabulous pasta sauce. Choose San Marzano tomatoes if you like to can whole tomatoes, whip up homemade tomato sauce, or freeze slow-roasted tomatoes. These tomatoes also taste great chopped into salads and sliced onto sandwiches.

These vigorous indeterminate tomatoes produce heavy fruit loads and need sturdy, tall stakes or cages. Expect vines to bear fruit right up to frost. Tuck one plant into a 10-gallon container or half whiskey barrel. San Marzano tomatoes resistant to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt races 1 and 2.

  • Light:  Full sun
  • Fruit size:  5 to 6 ounces
  • Matures:  85 to 90 days
  • Plant spacing:  36 inches
  • Plant size:  4 to 6 feet tall
  • Plant type:  Indeterminate