Indeterminate. Heirloom. Large indeterminate vines produce elongated fruit. The fruit grow to about 4″ long and 2″ in diameter and are borne in clusters. Holds well on vine or in storage, crack resistant, excellent for paste, puree, or canning. Processor favorite due to high solids; the standard Italian pear tomato, aka the Italian Canner.
Tomato – San Marzano – Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6″ deep at 7-day intervals. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2″ apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure.
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