Tomato Seeds: San Marzano
According to legend, the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Kingdom of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Compared to the Roma tomatoes Marzano tomatoes are thinner and pointier in shape, the flesh being much thicker with fewer seeds, and the fabulous taste much stronger, more sweet and less acidic, many people describing the taste as bittersweet, like high-quality chocolate. San Marzano tomatoes have been designated as the only tomatoes that can be used for Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza). It is also described as a cross between 3 different tomatoes being grown in the region at that time: the King Umberto, Fiaschella, and the Fiascona. Of these 3 cultivars, only the King Umberto is still grown, the other 2 having since disappeared.
CULINARY USE- Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
FLAVOR PROFILE- Well-balanced
FLESH COLOR- Red
FRUIT COLOR- Red
FRUIT SHAPE- Elongated / Plum/Pear/Piriform
FRUIT SIZE- Extra Large / Large
LEAF TYPE- Regular
PLANT TYPE- Indeterminate
SPECIES- Solanum Lycopersicum
Approximate seed count- 10 seeds
Approximately 10 seeds
Seeds over $50-- FREE SHIPPING
Seeds under $50-- FLAT RATE $5
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We ship seeds for one flat rate regardless of weight and qty. Seeds are shipped via First Class USPS with a tracking number in a padded waterproof envelope to protect your purchase.
Delivery is typically 3-5 days (barring USPS delays).
All Seeds are packaged individually in labeled resealable bags.