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Old 03-20-2012, 10:31 PM
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Default San Marzano Tomatos at Green Thumb

For those interested...Green Thumb now has San Marzano tomatos. They have locations all over Southern Cal.

I got four plants in the ground today.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:12 PM
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Right on man, I'm looking for some to, I'll have to check the Green Thumb Nursery around here. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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I'm looking for them locally. So far I have only found them in the seed packet. A little late for our early growing season this year. Until then I'll have to settle for Marion tomatoes grown in chicken sht and copius amounts of water .
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: San Marzano Tomatos at Green Thumb

So how do you go about making the sauce with the fresh San Marzano tomatos after they grow?
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:29 AM
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Never having done it with San Marzanos...you should take my advice with caution...

That being said, what I have seen is folks dipping the tomatos in boiling water for a few seconds, dropping them in cold water to stop cooking, pull the skins off, cut the bottom end of the tomato off, squeeze out the seeds, mash tomato with potato masher, add some oregano (fresh if you've got it), a bit of garlic, basil, (fresh), and a pinch of salt...spread thinnly on pizza. Add toppings sparingly...cook it up and eat.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:33 AM
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I just bought 3 San Marzano plants at my local nursery here in NE Ohio.

I tilled some ash from my past few pizza firings into the garden soil. Should effectively simulate that volcanic Italian dirt? Hope the D.O.P. police don't catch wind of my operation.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:51 PM
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I got one from a local green house as well. So far it is doing very well so farit just climbed over the top of a 4' basket and has lots of little tomatoes. I will keep you posted as to how it turns out later this summer.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:10 PM
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The San Marzanos I have grown (in pozzolan rich soil) were not that great. Good, but not worth the effort. Any local tomato will be better, just be sure to gut it for the seeds and jelly. Home or local grown plums are easier to grow, more prolific, and produce a great fresh sauce. If you are not going to cook the sauce, be prepared for orange sauce. Note that all canned/bottled tomatoes are cooked to some degree.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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I planted my san marzanos on March 20. Ninety-six days later my plants are well over six feet tall and have hundreds of little tomatos like the ones pictured below.




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Old 06-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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I hope this thread stays alive. I'm really curious to see how people feel the garden-grown (vs. canned) tomatoes compare.

Mine are growing well, but still a couple weeks from harvest.
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