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How to Grow San Marzano Plum Tomatoes

While Roma tomatoes, may be the King of plum type tomatoes, the San Marzano variety deserves a spot in your home vegetable garden.

The sweet tasting San Marzano tomato, is less acidic than other varieties. Low acid content just may tip the scales in favor of growng this great tomato variety.

Give San Marzano a try this gardening season. You will be glad you did!


Indeterminate vines produce plum tomatoes that are slightly more pointed than Roma.

San Marzano tomatoes have a thick flesh, and few seeds. The fruit is bitter sweet, and is less acidic than other plum type tomatoes.

Growing Tip: Indoor starts need at least 12 hours of full sun light. Provide grow lights as needed.

San Marzano Plum Tomato Origin and History:

According to folk lore, San Marzano seeds were brought to the New World in 1770., as a gift from the Viceroy of Peru to the King of Naples.

It was commercially introduced to the the United States in 1926. 

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When making large amounts of juice or sauce, you will need a tomato strainer and sauce maker, to easily remove seeds and skin.  See Tomato Strainers.

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