San Marzano tomatoes are a variety well known for having a strong sweet taste, deep red, firm pulp, a low seed count and skin which is easily removed. For those reasons the small, oblong fruits produced by the San Marzano plant are nearly ideal for canning, sun drying and making into tomato paste.
How to Grow San Marzano Tomatoes
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Days to Maturity: 80-95
- Hardiness Zone: 3-11
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 2'
- Row Spacing: 2'-4'
- Seed Count:
- 1oz- Approximately 10,500 Seeds
- 4oz- Approximately 42,000 Seeds
- 1lb- Approximately 168,000 Seeds
Tomatoes require rich, loose soil and even watering. While vine ripened tomatoes will have the best flavor, all tomatoes should be harvested before the first frost, even the green ones as they will eventually ripen if kept indoors and out of the direct sun light.