San Marzano Tomato - RARE Heirloom 10 seeds


San Marzano (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) tomatoes are rectangular flat-sided intensely red fruits 1 1/2" x 4" long, borne in clusters, this tomato is one of the most important commercial tomatoes of the early to mid 20th century. It is considered to be the parent for almost the entire plum tomato market in the United States today.

By the 1920's it was the definitive Italian plum tomato for the peeled whole canned export market. It redefined the California tomato canning industry by greatly improving the overall quality of the canned tomatoes.

Nothing surpasses the flavor and overall culinary performance. Makes world class marinara sauce and is heavenly when oven roasted.

Stores well. Excellent for paste or puree due to the high solid content of the fruit.

70-90 days.

Grown in Tennessee.

Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.

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