Garden Seeds-Tomato San Marzano Nano – The Grey Works

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Garden Seeds-Tomato San Marzano Nano

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San Marzano tomatoes are, without doubt, gods of the tomato world. And, like any other god, they have their own creation myth: the story goes that the first San Marzano seed came to Italy in 1770 as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Perù to the Kingdom of Naples. They were first grown in San Marzano sul Sarno village and have since become known as ‘the most important industrial tomato of the twentieth century’. With its firm, thick flesh and sweet taste, this variety was found to be perfect for the manufacture and exportation of pelati (peeled, tinned whole tomatoes), which have become popular all over the world. Indeed, pizza and pasta would not be the same without these distinctive, pointy, bright-red fruits. And this dwarf, determinate edition is no less than a god in miniature!

NAME
Tomato

VARIETY
San Marzano nano

QUANTITY
200 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height 90 cm
Width 45 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT
Basils, nasturtium, okra, garlic chives, borage, mints

SOWING
Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-May

TIMING
Germination 10-20 days
Harvesting 60-80 days

SPACING
When sowing 1-2 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When transplanting 3-5 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Full sun.
Soil Well-drained, light and fertile soil.
Watering Regular watering, up to twice a day.
Feeding Heavy feeder.

CARING
Expert tip It is well known that compact varieties can become messy as a plant grows. Support the plant with a single, stout stake and prune out all side stems by simply snapping off the suckers with your fingers.