I purchased two kinds of San Marzano tomatoes seeds to try this year from Tomato Growers Supply Company in Florida. They are the San Marzano Redorta and the San Marzano. I know they only say the true DOP San Marzano tomatoes can only be grown in Italy, but wanted to try some ideas to if they can grow in my area.
I have been looking around for some volcanic ash and really canít find too much, except this site that says it sells volcanic ash for pottery making. I am wondering if anyone knows if this is also a volcanic ash that could be added to my soil? 1 lb. of this volcanic ash is 1.23 and 10 lbs. is 10.00. http://www.continentalclay.com/detail.php?PID=711&cat_id=197
I also want to try some river dirt from the Susquehanna River near my place. I can just go down there and dip some up. There is a place called Washington Boro and although they donít sell San Marzano tomatoes, they do have the best regular tomatoes I have ever tasted. Many people go there to purchase their tomatoes because they claim the tomatoes get their flavor from the dirt being near the river. They mostly sell Jet Star Sweet tomatoes, but also sell Sunbright Tomatoes. The difference between the two are:
The Jets Start Tomato was developed in the 1950s.
When ripe, it is juicier, softer and sweeter tomato then the Sunbright.
The Jets Star also has a thinner skin.
The Sunbright Tomato is a more firm tomato and a longer shelf life
than the jet Star. The Sunbright is a meaty tomato with a thicker
skin, but not the sweetness of the Jets Star.
They also have a facebook page about the tomato festival at Washington Boro. If you look under read more at the basic information you can see they use the Jet Start Tomatoes. They are delicious.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=89969211971
Does anyone have ideas about trying the best way to grow the San Marzano tomatoes?