Re: The FRIENDS OF SAN MARZANO, SAN MARZANO APPRECIATION SOCIETY, LEAGUE OF SAN MARZANOANS, THE UNITED S
Posted by Dobie on April 15, 2018, 4:23 pm, in reply to "The FRIENDS OF SAN MARZANO, SAN MARZANO APPRECIATION SOCIETY, LEAGUE OF SAN MARZANOANS, THE UNITED S"
So I'm the lucky one who got a mega amount of San Marzanos. I usually prune my tomato plants, but didn't prune this one. I thought all roma type tomatoes were determinant (produce one main crop and then a smaller second one). By the time I found out that San Marzanos are indeterminant it was too late to prune. |
The plant got well over a meter tall and I had to stake all the branches separately.The soil was very well prepared in the early summer and then surprise, I had a volunteer crop of watermelons that were delicious. One weighed 15 kilos!
The soil had lots of regular compost, worm compost and juice, seaweed (lots washed up after a series of huge waves - that's only happened once before in the 20 years I've been living in El Rebalsito), manure, etc. Basically lots of good organic stuff - all topped with a thick covering of leaves.
Hope I have the same good fortune next year!
BTW I also planted slicing tomatoes in the same plot and they did ok, but didn't produce like the SMs.