Sauce/Paste Tomatoes

San Marzano Gigante 3 Tomato

San Marzano Gigante 3 Tomato

TM971

90 days. A heftier version of any San Marzano tomato that we have trialed with a magnificent, robust flavor to boot. Large, open, indeterminate plants produce enormous, meaty fruit measuring 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long. Ruby red tomatoes have green streaked shoulders and very few seeds. These giants will go a long way in sauce and salsa recipes.
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM971/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.55

  • TM971/P
  • 1 gram
  • $8.65

  • TM971/B
  • 1/4 oz
  • $19.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


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Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Best of the Best San Marzano
Jan 3, 2019  |  By Francesco Martiradonna
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I grew these tomatoes for a few years and every year they were absolutely great! I had to slow down due to health otherwise I would be growing only this type, great in salads, in sandwiches and for sauces! F.M.
not worth planting
Aug 6, 2017  |  By Thomas Moore
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tall leggy plant with very few fruit. Stick with standard San Marzano
Paltry
Jan 1, 2016  |  By Karen Mercury
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I found this paltry. A very leggy plant with barely any fruit on it. It could be due to our ongoing California drought and a whole May of nonstop fog. But others from Territorial did well--just not San Marzano. I had nothing to make sun dried tomatoes with.
Fabulous Tomatoes
Sep 5, 2015  |  By Francesco Martiradonna
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I had some seeds of San Marzano Gigante 3 from last year so I grew plants. I can not compare the magnificence of these tomatoes. Right now Sept 5/2015 I harvested 20 huge tomatoes from 2 plants, each one about 3/4 Lb or heavier. When completely red ripe the skin comes off easily, they have a dew seeds and the taste is heavenly, great for salad or sauces or anything needing a great tomato. Every seeds from Territorial has been great for me, thank you Territorial.
A breed apart
Aug 19, 2014  |  By Gary Harden
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It is the first year that I tried this variety, and I have 6 big robust plants right now that I have been harvesting. I grew them in cages and only pruned them once after transplanting when they really started to take off. The plants are robust and seem to be very productive. Some of the fruits have blossom scars which looks like blossom end rot but does not affect the quality, which is very good. Fruits resemble pasilla peppers more than roma tomatoes, but they are huge, one weighed 15 oz. and the flavor is very good. Juicy, few seeds, flavor is sweet and not acidic, but delicious. I didn't grow them for fresh eating though, but to process into sauce. For sauce, they are much juicier and sweeter than traditional sauce tomatoes, almost too sweet when cooked down. For that reason, I give them 4 stars because they are not really a sauce tomato as advertized.
san marzano gigante
Oct 15, 2013  |  By Henry
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Impressed with flavor,size,and amount of fruit, yes will plant again.
Giant Killer Tomatoes
Feb 13, 2013  |  By Gina
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WOW, I grew these and I swear, the tomatoes were as big as soda cans. Little seeds, great fresh or in sauce. Would definitely grow again