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Paste Tomatoes growing

Paste Tomatoes

 

General information

  • Solanum lycopersicum, Tomato
  • Solanaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well-drained, fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Tomatoes come in both determinate (bush) varieties, and indeterminate (climbing) varieties.

 

Successful Cultivars

  • San Marzano ( 78 days) Traditional sauce tomato, long fruit, small seed cavity. Indeterminate. (pictured here)
  • Amish (85 days) Large plum sauce tomato, excellent flavor. Indeterminate.
  • Roma (76 days) Bright scarlet meaty fruit, few seeds. Determinate.
     

Common Pests & Diseases

  • Early Blight
  • Late Blight
  • Blossom End Rot
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Tomato Hornworm
  • Stink Bug 
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.


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