'San Marzano' may very well be the mother of all paste tomatoes, as it is believed by some tomato aficionados to be the parent of almost all the paste tomatoes bred in the U.S. since the 1920s. For generations, Italians have cherished this large, paste tomato as the very best for sauce and canning, and when it comes to sauce, Italians would know! Vigorous vines reach 6' or more.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 70–90 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
Variety Information: 3"–4" long, 1 ½" wide, oblong, red fruits. 'San Marzano' is a "paste" tomato.
Type: Indeterminate, Paste, Slicer