Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Tomato San Marzano Seeds Description
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tender Annual
Indeterminate/ Heirloom. Large indeterminate vines produce elongated fruit. The fruit grow to about 4" long and 2" in diameter and are borne in clusters. Holds well on vine or in storage, crack resistant, excellent for paste, puree or canning. Processor favorite due to high solids; the standard Italian pear tomato, aka the Italian Canner.
Did You know? There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in a rainbow of reds, yellows, greens, purples, pinks, and even white.
Soil temp. 70-85°F
Planting depth 1/2"
Germination 6-12 days
Maturity 70-90 days
Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure.