San Marzano tomatoes are famous for being the finest paste, sauce & drying tomatoes, grown all over the world! Originally from San Marzano, Italy, these plum-sized tomatoes are easy to pick and store since they resist cracking. They are ideal for canning sauce and paste. Deep, rich red color. They are gems! Grown by Groundwork in Paonia, CO.
Planting Instructions: Start San Marzano Tomato seeds indoors under grow lights or in a greenhouse 6-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant 2+ weeks after last frost when soil has warmed a bit. Space plants at least 4 feet apart. Support growth with tomato cages, a trellis or wire. Water regularly but avoid overwatering (soil should be moist but not wet).
Seed Saving Instructions: When fully ripe, pick your tastiest San Marzano tomatoes from the most vigorous plants. Cut open and squeeze seeds and juice into a jar. Secure a cloth over the jar so air can enter. Ferment the juice and seeds in the jar for 2-3 days. Then strain and rinse the seeds. Dry on a screen or cloth. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Approx 25 San Marzano Tomato seeds per packet