tomato 'San Marzano Red Plum'

plum tomato

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    Among the very best of the plum tomatoes, this famous Italian heirloom variety has been grown by connoisseurs for over a century. The low water content makes it perfect for cooking, adding rich flavour to passatas, pasta sauces and pizzas. It grows indoors or out, although you'll ripen the fruit more reliably with the warmth of a greenhouse. To store surplus plum tomatoes, cut them in half, place cut side up in a roasting pan and brush with olive oil before roasting for an hour in a moderate oven. Mash gently with a fork before freezing. A heritage variety introduced in italy in 1770.

  • Growing InstructionsSow in a frost-free greenhouse or windowsill, potting on seedlings individually as they grow. Once all danger of frost has passed, plant into greenhouse borders or into growbags, or harden plants off and plant outside in rich soil in a sunny spot. Tie in to supports and pinch out side shoots: keep well-watered and feed weekly once flowers form.

  • Sow: January-March

  • Harvest: July-September

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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  • Q:

    Tomato trouble!

    Hi, Can you get blossom end rot on both ends of the tomato? Mine seem to be going soft at the joined end and then dropping off Thanks love Julie
    Asked on 7/28/2009 by Julie Losh

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    • A:

      Hello Julie, Blossom end rot will only affect the bottom of the tomato, so I suspect yours are suffering from something else. They are prone to a number of things that will make the fruits rot, so I am not really sure what might be causing this with yours. I would remove all the damaged tomatoes as quickly as possible and keep an eye on the watering and air circulation. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/29/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Tomatoes not ripening?

    Hi there, I wonder if you can help. This year I am growing the tomato variety "Shirley" in the greenhouse. They are very healthy and laden with fruit, but they are not ripening. Regards. Kate
    Asked on 7/17/2009 by kate roberts

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    • A:

      Hello Kate, There is something called Dry Set, which means the growth of the tomatoes stops when they are still very small. This is brought about by the air being too hot and dry when pollination is taking place, and the best way to cure this is to mist the plants with water twice a day - in the morning and evening.

      Answered on 7/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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