Tomato Seeds - San Marzano - Determinate
- 25 Seeds
- 80 Days to Maturity
- Determinate Growth Habit
- Long, Blocky 4 Oz Fruits
- Ideal for Canning and Drying
- Perfect for Rustic Italian Dishes
- Excellent for Slicing and Topping Pizzas
- Low Water Content Ensures Rich Flavors
The San Marzano Tomato traces its origins back to the small town of San Marzano sul Sarno in Italy, near Naples, where it grew in the volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius. Recognized and cherished for its unique shape and premium quality, it quickly became the gold standard for pasta sauces in Italian cuisine. Over time, its reputation spread across the world, making it a staple in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
Renowned for its thick flesh and low seed count, the San Marzano Tomato stands out as the top choice for making dense and flavorful sauces. Its minimal water content ensures that sauces reduce quickly, delivering a concentrated tomato essence to any dish. Beyond sauces, the San Marzano is also excellent when dried, retaining its rich flavor, which makes it a delightful addition to dishes throughout the year. Additionally, its structure allows it to be sliced into long strips, ideal for layering in casseroles, lasagnas, or as a standout pizza topping.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
As a determinate variety, the San Marzano Tomato will grow to a set height, produce its fruit, and then cease further growth. Start seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last anticipated frost. When transplanting outdoors, select a sunny spot with well-drained soil. These tomatoes thrive with consistent watering, especially during their fruiting stage. Despite being determinate, they can benefit from a minimal support system, such as a cage, to help bear the weight of their plentiful fruits.