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200 Italian Heirloom SAN MARZANO Tomato Seeds

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  • Model: TGW-SMRT
  • Manufactured by: The Gardening World

Description

Italian Heirloom SAN MARZANO Tomato Seeds

San Marzano Italian Tomato Seeds. A determinate strain of the almost legendary paste tomato. The 2 to 3 ounce, oblong, red fruits can be processed into a rich, thick paste or sauce with unforgettable flavor. San Marzano Tomato seeds are also an excellent tomato for sun drying. Holds well on vine or in storage. These are heavy producers. Seeds will germinate within 6-10 days. 70 to 90 days.

Compared to the Roma tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic.

***ANY PURCHASE OF ANY 2 SEED PACKS OR MORE AT CHECKOUT (NOT EVERY ITEM) WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE PACK OF VEGETABLE OR FLOWER SEEDS PER ORDER.***

Growing Facts

***TOMATO GROWING GUIDE BELOW***

Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden vegetable. (Yes, we technically eat the fruit of the tomato plant, but it’s used as a vegetable in eating and cooking and, thus, usually categorized in vegetables.)


This vine plant is fairly easy to grow and will produce a bumper crop with proper care. Its uses are versatile, however, tomatoes are susceptible to a range of pests and diseases.

PLANTING

  • If you’re planting seeds (versus purchasing transplants), you’ll want to start your seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the average last spring frost date.
  • Select a site with full sun and well-drained soil. For northern regions, is is VERY important that your site receives at least 6 hours of sun. For souther regions, light afternoon shade will help tomatoes survive and thrive.
  • Two weeks before transplanting seedlings outdoors, till soil to about 1 foot and mix in aged manure, compost, or fertilizer.
  • Harden off transplants for a week before moving outdoors.
  • Transplant after last spring frost when the soil is warm.
  • Establish stakes or cages in the soil at the time of planting. Staking keeps developing fruit off the ground, while caging let’s the plant hold itself upright. Some sort of support system is recommended, but sprawling can also produce fine crops if you have the space, and if the weather cooperates.
  • Plant seedlings two feet apart.
  • Pinch off a few of the lower branches on transplants, and plant the root ball deep enough so that the remaining lowest leaves are just above the surface of the soil.
  • Water well to reduce shock to the roots.


PLANT CARE

  • Water generously for the first few days.
  • Water well throughout growing season, about 2 inches per week during the summer. Keep watering consistent!
  • Mulch five weeks after transplanting to retain moisture.
  • To help tomatoes through periods of drought, find some flat rocks and place one next to each plant. The rocks pull up water from under the ground and keep it from evaporating into the atmosphere.
  • Fertilize two weeks prior to first picking and again two weeks after first picking.
  • If using stakes, prune plants by pinching off suckers so that only a couple stems are growing per stake.
  • Practice crop rotation from year to year to prevent diseases that may have over wintered.


PESTS/DISEASES

  • Tomatoes are susceptible to insect pests, especially tomato hornworms and whiteflies. Link to our pest & problem pages below.
  • Aphids
  • Flea Beetles
  • Tomato Hornworm
  • Whiteflies
  • Blossom-End Rot
  • Late Blight is a fungal disease that can strike during any part of the growing season. It will cause grey, moldy spots on leaves and fruit which later turn brown. The disease is spread and supported by persistent damp weather. This disease will overwinter, so all infected plants should be destroyed.
  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus creates distorted leaves and causes young growth to be narrow and twisted, and the leaves become mottled with yellow. Unfortunately, infected plants should be destroyed (but don’t put them in your compost pile).
  • Cracking: When fruit growth is too rapid, the skin will crack. This usually occurs in uneven water or uneven moisture due to weather conditions (very rainy periods mixed with dry periods). Keep moisture levels constant with consistent watering and mulching


HARVEST/STORAGE

  • Leave your tomatoes on the vine as long as possible. If any fall off before they appear ripe, place them in a paper bag with the stem up and store them in a cool, dark place.
  • Never place tomatoes on a sunny windowsill to ripen; they may rot before they are ripe!
  • The perfect tomato for picking will be firm and very red in color, regardless of size, with perhaps some yellow remaining around the stem. A ripe tomato will be only slightly soft.
  • If your tomato plant still has fruit when the first hard frost threatens, pull up the entire plant and hang it upside down in the basement or garage. Pick tomatoes as they redden.
  • Never refrigerate fresh tomatoes. Doing so spoils the flavor and texture that make up that garden tomato taste.
  • To freeze, core fresh unblemished tomatoes and place them whole in freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. The skins will slip off when they defrost.


All of our vegetable seeds are heirloom or organic unless otherwise stated. No chemicals or pesticides. All seeds we carry are either for the current growing season or for the next growing season to come which is why OUR seeds have such a high germination rate and will last for years if stored properly. We do not sell old seeds. Our heirloom seeds are all gathered and packaged by hand so no weed seeds or anything other than what you ordered will be in your seed packets. We do not carry any GMO or altered seeds.

WE DO COMBINE ALL YOUR SEEDS FOR ONE SHIPPING PRICE. FREE SHIPPING ON ANY ADDITIONAL SEEDS! ONE FLAT SHIPPING FEE OF $2.99 FOR ORDERS IN THE UNITED STATES NO MATTER HOW MANY SEEDS YOU ORDER. COMBINED SHIPPING APPLIES TO AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF SEEDS PAID FOR DURING CHECKOUT AT SAME TIME. YOU MUST CHECKOUT WITH ALL SEEDS AT THE SAME TIME, IN THE SAME TRANSACTION IN ORDER TO GET COMBINED SHIPPING. EVERY PACKAGE HAS TRACKING SO WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKAGES LOST ONCE IN THE HANDS OF THE POST OFFICE. IF YOU WANT TO YOU CAN REQUEST YOUR PACKAGE BE INSURED FOR EXTRA.

All seeds will come in a 2x3 resealable plastic zip lock bag, shipped in a protective bubble mailer with tracking. If you have any questions you can message us at any time.




This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 October, 2017.



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