Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'San Marzano Large Fruited'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: San Marzano Large Fruited
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Flat/Oblate

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red-orange

Seed Type:

Commercial heirloom

Usage:

Canning

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Dry Ridge, Kentucky

Hinckley, Ohio

Logan, Utah (2 reports)

North Hero, Vermont

Westford, Vermont

Callaway, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 20, 2011, CenFL_garden from Casselberry, FL wrote:

It is growing well here in Central Florida. Very productive, large low water tomatoes, neutral taste . However they are very prone to the bottom end rot. I grow them every season and no matter what I do, I still get a few damaged tomatoes.

Positive

On Sep 18, 2005, mosc0022 from Coeur D Alene, ID (Zone 5a) wrote:

Amazing tomatoes! These plants gew huge and had tons of tomatoes on them. The tomatoes are so sweet and are amazing for canning. Highly recommended!

Positive

On Feb 5, 2005, DeaconPete from Callaway, VA wrote:

We had a great growing season last year in Franklin County, Va., and the San Marzanos were prolific. I put up many pints of chopped tomatoes. This meaty, large "roma" type was great for marinara, and was also good in salsa. San Marzanos will be a fixture in my garden.

Positive

On Sep 20, 2003, pameladallaire from Timmins, ON (Zone 2a) wrote:

Though we had 8 straight weeks of rain here in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, I had a huge crop of these rectangular shaped tomatoes. The plants were literally dripping with fruit.