San Marzano 2 Plum Tomato

80-90 days. Originating in the volcanic fields near Mount Vesuvius, this acclaimed variety comes to us from the foremost Italian seed house. Known as the best cooking Tomato in the world, we cannot sing its praises loudly enough. San Marzano 2 is disease-resistant and grows in bunches of five to six large fruits on indeterminate vines, ripening to a brilliant red with lustrous green shoulders. Producing over a long period of time, the crack-resistant fruit holds well on the vine. San Marzano 2 has a wonderful, delicate taste and a solid, meaty texture and is easy to use in the kitchen. It has an elongated plum shape, only two small seed pockets that are easily scooped out and an easy-to-peel skin. San Marzano 2's high sugar content helps create its big Tomato taste and rich consistency. You had better plant loads since you will want to make vats of herbed Tomato sauce for coveted use throughout the year. It is the only plum Tomato that great Italian chefs use in their prized recipes. It will soon be your exclusive choice too. VF. (OP.)
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One packet of about 50 seeds
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Absolutely nothing compares to eating a sun-warmed, homegrown Tomato straight off the vine. This garden mainstay is easily grown and most rewarding. Start seed in a warm, bright, well-ventilated area six to eight weeks before setting out. Transplant out after the last spring frost date. To encourage stockiness, sink seedlings deeper into the well-enriched soil than you grew them - soil should cover the lowest layer of leaves. Position stakes, cages or supports at that time to avoid disturbing the plants later on. Keep soil evenly moist and well-fertilized. Once harvested, store Tomatoes at room temperature, as anything below 50°F destroys the enzyme that gives Tomatoes their flavor. When a variety is said to have determinate vines, it means that the vines top out and all of the fruit ripens at once. When a variety is said to have indeterminate vines, it means that the vines keep growing and bearing fruit until a killing frost. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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