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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'San Marzano 168'

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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 168

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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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Plum

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Canning
Drying

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive idealpeggy On Feb 26, 2014, idealpeggy from Lexington, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

We grew one last year that was called Super San Marzano. It was wonderful!! We even sliced a few for BLT's. It was a great producer, very healthy and very tasty. Great canner and great for sauce. We're going to get several more this year!

Positive zeno25 On Feb 21, 2013, zeno25 from Aurora, IL wrote:

Zone 5b, northern IL. Grew to be 7' tall with caging despite the terrible drought that summer. This plant is a water hog, and never got enough water to prevent BER on some fruits despite the adjacent Brandywine doing well. Very rich, dense flesh with low moisture. Makes fantastic salsas, bruschetta and roasted stuffed tomato halves.

Regional...

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

Aurora, Illinois
Lexington, Kentucky
Heath, Ohio



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