Tomato, San Marzano Lungo II

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Quick facts

  • Genuine Italian heirloom
  • Good for container garden
  • Excellent paste tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

85 days, Indeterminate. Traditional paste, saucing, and canning tomato of Italy, it bears abundantly on long vines.  Boiling times will be much shorter than with other tomatoes. Long cylindrical fruit, heavy producer.  Number two is an improved selection on this reliable heirloom.  Very widely grown and adapted- may be the most widely grown tomato variety in the world.  Holds well on the vine and in fresh storage.  Crack resistant.  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, benefits from trellising. Harvest tomatoes at full red. Suitable for container gardens.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.

Slow Food ARK OF TASTE Variety:

For it's rich history and cultural significance, this tomato has been chosen to board the Slow Food Ark of Taste.  The Slow Food Ark of Taste is where "culinary heritage meets biodiversity."  Varieties placed on the "ark" are those whose rich history and cultural significance is well documented, yet whose existence is threatened simply by the lack of people growing and perpetuating it.  Varieties of crops, like species of plants and animals, can (and do) go extinct from lack of habitat and unfavorable conditions. These varieties deserve preservation not just because they each have a great story, but because the futures of our evolving food crops depend on a rich well of genetic diversity with which they can continually adapt, and be adapted by plant breeders, to thrive in changing conditions.  In the case of our food crops, the unfavorable conditions leading to a decrease in diversity are many, but one we can immediately address is the decrease in the number of people growing these crops and saving these seeds. 

A small kitchen garden really can change the world!

Check out our Slow Food Ark of Taste Package.