San Marzano

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San Marzano
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum, elongated
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, canner, cooking
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Italy

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midseason, indet., bushy and vigorous 4-5' vines with very dense regular leaf foliage, elongated 4-5" long bright red glossy fruit in clusters of 5-6, dry flesh. Very high yields, very good cooking tomato, very good taste when cooked, but not so good for fresh eating.

Seed source:

Irina Ogorodnova, Nebraska 05 / CV Lake Valley Seed 05

Year grown: 2009

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


History

  • From Italy.
  • Description from the 1958 Gleckler Catalog says:
"SAN MARZANO (65 days). Large Fruited Strain.
A selected strain of Italian paste tomato obtained from Prof. Abelardo Piovano, vegetable crops specialist and agronomist at the National University of Argentina. A very large-fruited strain obtained after many selections by Prof. Piovano in his extensive work in tomatoes. Mid-season in maturity. Vine growth vigorous, bushy with dense foliage and of excellent plant health. A very healthy yielder of beautiful seep scarlet, long plum-shaped fruits, having a most tempting, frosty, meaty and mild flavor. Having very little juice, excellent for tomato paste or combining with a juice variety for home canning. A most beautiful and tasty salad can be prepared by slicing lengthwise and stuffing with bits of cabbage and pepers cut up, garnished with mayonnaise."




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