Lycopersicon esculentum 'San Marzano'


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Plant type





Half hardy

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Plant details

Tomatoes are a favourite summer crop for greenhouses, and if started early enough in heat, can produce six to eight more trusses of fruit during the summer and autumn. 'San Marzano' is a classic plum/paste type of tomato, borne on intermediate vines. This variety produces clusters of delicious, elongated fruit and performs best if staked.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: San Marzano

Plant type: Fruit

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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