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SAN MARZANO

SAN MARZANO

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78 days. The granddaddy of the San Marzano family of sauce tomatoes. This one still ranks among the richest roma types we’ve trialed and is high in sugars, pectin, and flavor for the very best in sauces, pastes, and soups. The rosy red fruit are meaty and thick walled, reaching up to 5 inches long, and gather on the indeterminate plants in thick clusters.
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GRAFTED TRANSPLANT

$4.95

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Customer Reviews

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Vicki W.G.
Not happy this year

This years two grafted SM are the gargoyles of the garden.
They have that knotty, uneven, twisting, curling growth and remain half size to the other grafted Tomatoes.
I'm disappointed as they've been spectacular in years past.
Alas, not many San Marzano for me this year...

So sorry to hear that! Without knowing the specific growing conditions, it's hard to say what happened - please reach out, so we can help troubleshoot or figure out if we need to issue a refund. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or info@territorialseed.com

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Laurel R.
Awesome Sauce Tomato

I purchased 4 of these tomatoes & planted in April. They took to rooting easily & are growing nicely. Starting to get many yellow flowers - leading to believe that the harvest & continued growth will be tremendous. Looking forward to a tomato filled summer

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Christopher
Favorite Canning and Paste Tomato

These plants are prolific and very disease resistant. I grow them every year for canning. Other reviewers mentioned blossom rot. I have found this variety less susceptible to it that than most. Grown in southern MI.

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Bethany
4 plants = 1000+ tomatoes

Always wondered if it was worth the extra money for grafted plants. This year, growing 4 plants in zone 5b, proved that, yes, it is! I've canned 880 tomatoes this season! Received the plants in mid-May. The plants grew vigorously and became well-established. They weathered the summer drought and multiple 100+ degree days. They were only stopped by a hard freeze at the end of October. If I'd been able to ripen all of the tomatoes left on the plants, I would have reached 1000 easily.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years



Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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