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Plant Information

San Marzano Tomato Paste

Common Name: Heirloom Paste
Water: Medium
Fertilize: Once a month
Spacing: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Height: 36 - 40" (91 - 102cm)
Width: 18" (46cm)
Exposure: Sun
General Information: Easy-to-care-for, prolific plants provide loads of long, blocky tomatoes that mature with a small seed cavity that can be scooped out, leaving all meat. This means much less boiling is needed to get a first-class paste. The shape is also good for canning, and excellent for drying.

Idea & Tips: Water thoroughly twice per week, and try to water early in the day so that plants will dry off before evening.
Tomatoes prefer regular feeding once the fruit sets, but too much early in the season will grow a large plant with fewer tomatoes.
Mulching helps ensure an even supply of moisture.
Growth: Indeterminate
Days to Harvest: 65 - 70
Fruit Size: 4  to  6 oz. (113  to  170 g)
Available as organic.
Disease Resistance: F1,F2
Grower Information: The best-known paste tomato! Long, blocky fruits are easy to seed, leaving plenty of meat for a first-class paste or sauce. San Marzano is also delicious canned or dried.