The perfect tomato for making pizza and pasta sauces! The San Marzano tomato originates from the village in which they were first grown in Italy, Marzano sul Sarno, and is popular the world over because of its firm thick flesh and sweet taste.
Appearance: Distinctive pointy appearance with a deep rich red colouration, this version is the 'nano' or 'dwarf'
Latin name: Solanum Lycopersicum
Variety: San Marzano Nano
Quantity: 200 seeds
Plant size: Height 90 cm, Width 45 cm
Container size: Height 30 cm, Width 30 cm
Sowing: Indoors February-March, outdoors April-May
Timing: Germination 10-20 days, harvesting 60-80 days
Spacing: When sowing 3-5cm, when transplanting 30-40cm
Growing: Full sun, regular watering up to twice a day, well drained light and fertile soil, heavy feeder
Caring: Support the Tomato plant with a stake and prune. Make sure to take away all the side stems by snapping the suckers off with careful hands
Supporting: Pollinators will increase fruit set, grow onions and garlic to deter pests
Harvesting: A tomato is at its flavour peak when it becomes deep red in colour and has a firm texture when the fruit is squeezed gently
Medicinal: Rich in nutrients and vitamins. Helps protect cells from aging
Eating: Create the perfect tomato suace by sweating some onions and then adding chopped tomatoes, simmering on low for a long time to draw out the sweet tatste. Add some torn basil
Companion plant: Basils, nasturtium, okra, garlic chives, borage, mints
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.