Growing San Marzano Short Vine Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Tomato Type: Determinate
- Other Names: Roma, Plum tomato, Italian plum tomato, Pomodoro San Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-11
- Days to Maturity: 75-80
- Days to Germination: 5-14
- Seeding Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 18-24"
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
- Plant Height: 36-72" (vining)
- Growth Habit: Medium vining upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- San Marzano Short Vine Color: Dark right skin and meat
- San Marzano Short Vine Flavor: Extra sweet, juicy, with minimal acid compared to larger tomatoes
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to blight. Watch for aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms.
How to Grow San Marzano Short Vine Tomatoes from Seed
Tomato seeds are a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds 1/4" deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36" apart in the garden. Ideal in container gardening. Before sowing, know whether the seed is determinate or indeterminate, as each will exhibit different habits.
Determinate varieties mature to a predetermined size, producing its fruit all at once with only a minor need for staking. Indeterminate varieties grow indefinitely through the season, producing non-stop fruit while requiring heavy support. San Marzano Short Vine tomato seeds are a determinate tomato crop.
Non-GMO San Marzano Short Vine Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden
Tomato is the quintessential staple of summer gardening and arguably offers the most seed diversity among all seasonal fruits. Available in every possible color, shape, and size, tomato is a high-heat and full sun favorite that thrives from container and patio gardening. Along with cucumber and summer squash, the tomato plant is one of the most productive, hardy, and heavy fruiting crops of the season.
A determinate strain of the almost legendary paste tomato. The smallish 2-3 oz, oblong, red fruits can be processed into a rich, thick paste or sauce with unforgettable flavor. San Marzano is also an excellent tomato for sun drying. Holds well on vine or in storage.
Harvesting San Marzano Short Vine Tomatoes
Smaller varieties such as the cherry are ready to harvest at about 80 days from sowing while larger varieties like the beefsteak may require a few extra weeks. Although vine-ripened fruit is always preferred, tomatoes can just as easily be harvested early and ripen indoors by being stored in a paper bag or box along with a banana for its ethylene gas. Ripest tomatoes may be pulled from the vine by hand, while more firm ones should be clipped with shears.
About San Marzano Short Vine Tomato Seeds
Solanum lycoperscium. (75-80 Days). Determinate tomato vines (Short Vines)
San Marzano is from Italy originally, but does extremely well here in California.
These tomatoes are the type that pickers like (determinate) because they are easy to reach and become ripe for harvest around to the same time
Nice, short, determinate vines produce heavy yields of bright red, 2-3", 5-6 ounce, plum-type fruit over a long season.
San Marzano is the premier canning tomato in Italy, with heavy walls, very few seeds, and little juice. This is still the canning industry's choice in Italy.
Non-GMO San Marzano Short Vine Tomato Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet - Approximately 105 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 10,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 42,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 168,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 840,000 Seeds
Non-GMO San Marzano Short Vine tomato seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.