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San Marzano

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About San Marzano

San Marzano has a special place in tomato mythology. Origin stories and rumors abound about where, when, and who this tomato came from, but a few facts are clear. Its name comes from an Italian town near Mount Vesuvius. Farmers there have been growing tomatoes similar to San Marzano for generations, selectively breeding them for paste. A preferred standard with Italian farmers. Compact and prolific producer of bright-red, slim, 2-3 inch, plum-type, tomatoes over a long season. A paste tomato with a pointy end, heavy walls, a few seeds, and little juice, so it’s great for a delicious tomato sauce. Crack-resistant. Many find this variety better tasting than Roma. Seeds available at www.tomatofest.com

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner
Flavor Profile
Acidic
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Fruit Shape
Elongated / Plum/Pear/Piriform
Fruit Size
Medium / Small
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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