Tomato - San Marzano
San Marzano tomatoes are a plum shaped variety grown specifically for bottling, cooking or making tomato sauces and purees, because of their deliciously dry and meaty texture. This variety has a medium-late maturity.
Sow from January to April. Sow seeds under glass, 0.5cm deep in pots or trays of good seed sowing compost, and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18â€“21Â°C. Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has past. Plants require side shooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set. Ready to harvest from July to October.