Solanum lycopersicum 'San Marzano Redorta'
tomato 'San Marzano Redorta'
A cordon tomato best grow in in a greenhouse or polytunnel. It produces heavy yields of superior red, plum tomatoes that are great for sauces as well as salads.
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Solanum can be annuals, perennials, evergreen or deciduous shrubs or twining climbers, with simple or pinnnately lobed leaves and star- or bowl-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with prominent stamens, followed by fleshy fruits
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How to grow
Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds or sowing seeds indoors for further advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Remove all side shoots as they appear. Pinch the growing tip when the plant has formed seven trusses under cover or four trusses outdoors
May be susceptible to glasshouse whitefly and tomato moth
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