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PlantFiles: 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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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Commercial heirloom


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CenFL_garden 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 mosc0022 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 DeaconPete 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 pameladallaire 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.


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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