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Beefsteak tomato San Marzano [Solanum lycopersicum]

Beefsteak tomato San Marzano [Solanum lycopersicum]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.


Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The 'San Marzano' beefsteak tomato is a perennial, old and traditional tomato variety from Campania in Italy. This special, tasty late stick tomato variety is ideal for soups, sauces and for making tomato paste. The elongated oval red fruits have a low water content and firm flesh. The taste is legendary, fruity and aromatic. The disease-tolerant tomato variety is characterized by extremely robust growth and harvest yields.
The San Marzano is a variety that was finally removed from the official variety catalog in 1991, replaced by more resistant and easier-care varieties. Thanks to an initiative by the Campania region, the gourmet variety was preserved in home gardens and can therefore be spread further.

General information
Plant family: Solanaceae
Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 150 days
Plant hight approx: 180 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 6 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1 cm
Best germination temperature: 22-28°C
Germination time: 5-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 50x70 cm

Optimal mix culture: Basil, nasturtium, garlic, onion, cabbage, New Zealand spinach, spinach, parsley, radish, celery, radish, marigold, lettuce
Unfavorable mix culture: Peppers, eggplant, physalis, potato

Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February after the last frosts. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to April.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow in mid-May directly after the Ice Saints in frost-free open ground. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from March to May. The seedlings are separated into the bed from the 3rd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.

Generally
The best time to germinate tomatoes is the first warm week of summer in spring. After the seeds germinate in warm temperatures, the seedlings need cool temperatures. We always recommend pre-cultivation. To do this, let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to the first tomato leaves, then prick out into the desired container. After pricking out, allow the seedlings to grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings.
Tomatoes prefer a sunny location with permeable, always moist, nutrient-rich, humus and slightly loamy soil. Prepare the soil for tomatoes with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
Beefsteak tomato plants are generally cultivated with 1 or 2 shoots. A scaffold for tying up the tomato shoots is recommended. In order to stimulate root growth and thus plant growth, place the seedlings deeper into the soil when pricking out, up to the leaf axis of the cotyledons. Adequate and consistent irrigation has a positive effect on fruit quality. At temperatures below 5°C the plant reduces its growth. A regular harvest promotes yield. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds. Propagation via cuttings is possible.

Plant care
The bed in which tomatoes grow should never dry out completely; regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 8-9 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Solanum lycopersicum
English names: Tomato
German names: Tomate
Portuguese names: Tomate
Spanish names: Tomate
French names: Tomate

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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