Botanical Interests Organic Tomato Pole Marzano Seeds
This classic Italian paste tomato is considered by many to be the world's best! It is so high-yielding, the plants literally drip with fruit. A low sugar, low-acid tomato, it has a high solids content and excellent flavor. It really does make the best sauce – ask any Italian! Also called, the "sausage" tomato, its long thin slices are great for sandwiches. Gourmet chefs often slice it diagonally and top it with Parmesan cheese slices and pesto for an appetizer. The oblong red fruits are 3"-4" long and 1.5" wide. An indeterminate variety, it must be caged or staked and produces fruit continually until the first fall frost. If you would prefer more compact, bush type paste tomato plants that will fruit all at once (good for making that big pot of sauce), try growing the Italian Roma. If you have room – grow both!
This packet plants: 15 plants (after thinning).
When to plant outside: Generally started indoors, tomatoes can also be directly seeded outside! Sow in spring, after the average last spring frost and when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees. In warm winter/hot summer areas of the south, southwest, and parts of California, they can also be planted in early fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before the average last spring frost.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: when planting seedlings outside, bury the roots and stem up to the first set of leaves horizontally. Curve the stem above the ground to a vertical position. The stem will sprout roots and develop a strong root system.
Contents: Lycopersicon - lycopersicum
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.