San Marzano - Italian Heirloom Tomato
This bright red plum tomato is an heirloom from Tuscany, and it's the hands down favorite of Italian cooks. San Marzano is superior for canning, tomato paste, or puree. It's the number one ingredient for homemade pasta sauce, (followed by onions and garlic). It's also tasty enough to eat fresh.
Pear shaped 3"-4" fruits have a mild flavor, meaty texture, and stand up well to garlic. These seeds are Certified Organic. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.