Sweet flavoured low acid plum tomatoes, perfect for everyday use. San Marzano is an heirloom variety, used for generations in Italian cuisine. Good companion plants for tomatoes are lemon balm, marigold, basil, chives, to help deter unwanted pests
DESCRIPTION: Vigorous growing heirloom variety yielding large numbers of full flavoured elongated fruit. PLANTING: Spring-Summer and Winter in warmer locations. Sow seeds directly into their final position or seed trays. Transplant when seedlings are easily handled, 10-15cm. A full sun location in free draining soil is ideal. For smaller gardens grow bags are perfect, place on a sunny balcony to enjoy a bumper crop. USE IN: Almost anywhere in the kitchen! Ideal grilled, chopped in salads, roasted and pulped for sauces. CARE: Water seedlings daily until established and follow up with regular water especially during dry periods. Pinch out lower water shoots and keep two main stems. Use stakes to support plants and fruit as they mature. Mulch plants and apply liquid fertiliser regularly for best results. Protect plants from frost. If insects are a ever a problem use an organic insecticide like eco-oil, it's safe to use on veggies!