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San Marzano Lampadina Tomato (Heirloom, 82 Days)

San Marzano has always been my favorite paste tomato despite its lack of disease resistance. This strain, imported from Italy, is particularly good. A vigorous vine carries large, lobed fruits, almost like elongated bell peppers. The fruit has a pleasant and mild tomato flavor which we really like. It has very low water content and thick flesh with an open seed cavity. Yields are very high. 

35 seeds

PLANTING

Solanum lycopersicum

Indeterminate

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant out after last frost. Space 24-36" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after last frost. 

Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

 

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01/13/2019
JB R.
United States
I recommend this product

A fine sauce tomato for my finicky tastes

I don't really like "wet" tomatoes so much, which seems to cover most of the traditional 'slicers' in the tomato family. Thus I generally grow mostly 'sauce' varieties, and Lampadina ("which means "light bulbs" in Italian) is a very reliable cropper, and it is surely the "driest" tom I have encountered --- it has an actual air-space inside each fruit instead of the usual wet muck. Other San Marzano strains are equally productive, but wetter. Lampadina definitely has a place in my veg garden.

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04/10/2018
Frank F.
United States

San Marzano....Gotta love these !

Always excellent sauce and roasting. 100% germination. Thanks again