‘San Marzano’ may very well be the mother of all paste tomatoes, as it is believed by some tomato aficionados to be the parent of almost all the paste tomatoes bred in the U.S. since the 1920s. For generations, Italians have cherished this large, paste tomato as the very best for sauce and canning, and when it comes to sauce, Italians would know! Vigorous, frost-sensitive vines grow up to 6′ long or longer. Botanical Interests’® San Marzano Roma Pole Tomato Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
70-90 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For mild climates only. Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.