San Marzano Tomatoes

In this photo, there are over 70 ‘San Marzano’ Tomato plants.

The best thing about San Marzano tomatoes is that they are open-pollinated plants. This means that its seeds can be kept year after year and the seedlings will be identical to their parent plants. This is in contrast to new F1 varieties such as ‘Y Ddraig Goch‘ where it is not possible to reproduce exactly the same plant from keeping its seed.

I transplanted all of these plants at the beginning of April and so much more than I expected have germinated, however I didn’t have the heart to throw away those that we didn’t need.

One of the things I struggle most with in the garden is growing enough without going over the top! I’d love to own my own nursery, I would be a millionaire by now!