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Offline Bill/SFNM

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San Marzanos from the garden
« on: July 25, 2009, 05:11:39 PM »
This looks to be a great year for tomatoes from my garden. I used the first of the ripe San Marzanos to make a slightly-cooked sauce. The pizza shown below lacked some basil because I used it all up for a pesto sauce.



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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 09:18:58 PM »
You must be very lucky to live in Campangna to grow D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes.  Where can we get seeds in the USA?

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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 09:48:54 PM »
Nice job Bill. Do you can these too? Mine look like they are developing blossom end rot again-very frustrating.
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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 10:11:48 PM »
You must be very lucky to live in Campangna to grow D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes.  Where can we get seeds in the USA?


I never said anything about D.O.P. Here is where I get my seeds:

http://www.growitalian.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=000208


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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 10:20:40 PM »
Nice job Bill. Do you can these too? Mine look like they are developing blossom end rot again-very frustrating.
Thanks, Jeff. No the only preserving I've done with tomatoes is to dry them in the dehydrator and store them in oil.

For me, the first tomato or two on each plant often has end-rot; it never appears after that.


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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 08:30:42 AM »
They do look great.  I thought the only folks that can grow San Marzano are in the Naples area.   To control the blossom end rot, grind up an egg shell really fine and put it around the root area when you plant them. Make sure you clean off any egg smell so the critters don't dig them up for lunch.  All our Rutgers & Roma tomatoes are still green.  Waiting for some color soon. 

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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 03:47:35 PM »
You can get them at reimerseeds.com for about $2.50.  Mine are just starting to get ripe.

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Re: San Marzanos from the garden
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 07:49:30 PM »
Bill, you're killing me with those pictures. I stare at my plants daily can only hope to get a few like that, they are not San Marzanos. Weather in CT not good for tomatoes this year. Too wet, too cool, lack of sun, and a new thing, late blight. Enjoy them, I sure am enjoying the photo.


 

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