Sauce Tomato Seedlings

Sale price$3.50

Sauce tomatoes, also known as paste tomatoes or plum tomatoes, are a specific type of tomato that is commonly used for making sauces, purees, and tomato paste. They’re known for their meaty texture, low water content, and rich flavour, which make them ideal for cooking down into thick sauces. Sauce tomatoes are typically smaller and more elongated than other tomato varieties. They have a firm, dense flesh and fewer seeds and juice compared to other types of tomatoes. The skin of sauce tomatoes is also thicker, which helps them hold their shape during cooking. Sauce tomatoes have a rich, sweet, and slightly tangy flavour. This flavor profile intensifies when they are cooked, making them a popular choice for making tomato sauces, soups, and stews.

Tips for growing Sauce Tomatoes:

1- Provide ample sunlight: Tomatoes need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day to thrive. Choose a sunny spot in your garden or use containers that can be moved to follow the sun. Transplant your seedlings outdoors once they have developed a few sets of true leaves. Wait for nights to reach 10 degrees before planting, as Tomatoes can be very sensitive to cold temperatures and cold winds.

2- Prepare the soil: Tomatoes prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure before planting to improve its fertility and drainage.

3- Plant properly: Dig a hole deep enough to bury the Tomato seedling up to its first set of leaves. This encourages the plant to develop a strong root system. Space the plants about 2-3 feet apart to allow for air circulation.

4- Water consistently: Tomatoes need regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

5- Support the plants: Most Tomato varieties benefit from some form of support, such as stakes, cages, or trellises. This helps keep the plants upright and prevents the fruit from touching the ground, reducing the risk of rot and disease.

6- Mulch the soil: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as straw or wood chips, around the base of the plants. This helps conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

7- Fertilize appropriately: Tomatoes are heavy feeders and benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer or incorporate slow-release organic fertilizers into the soil before planting. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can promote leafy growth at the expense of fruit production.

8- Prune and pinch: Depending on the variety, you may need to prune or pinch off suckers (side shoots) that develop in the leaf axils. This helps redirect energy to fruit production and improves air circulation.

9- Harvest at the right time: Tomatoes are ready to harvest when they have reached their full colour and are firm but slightly soft to the touch. Gently twist or cut the fruit from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.

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Roma tomatoes, also known as Italian plum tomatoes or paste tomatoes, are a specific variety of tomato that’s widely used for making sauces, pastes, and canning. They are known for their meaty texture, low water content, and rich flavor, which make them ideal for cooking down into thick sauces. Roma tomatoes are medium-sized, oval or plum-shaped tomatoes with a firm and dense flesh. They have a deep red color when fully ripe and a smooth skin. The tomatoes are typically smaller than other tomato varieties, averaging about 2-3 inches in length.

Roma tomatoes have a rich, sweet, and slightly tangy flavour. They have a lower water content compared to other tomato varieties, which contributes to their concentrated flavor. This makes them a popular choice for cooking and canning, as their flavour intensifies when they are cooked or processed. Roma tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants like lycopene.


San Marzano

San Marzano tomatoes are a variety of tomato that is highly regarded for its exceptional flavour and culinary uses. They are named after the region of San Marzano sul Sarno in Italy, where they are traditionally grown. San Marzano tomatoes are medium-sized, elongated tomatoes with a distinctive shape. They have a deep red color when fully ripe and a thick, meaty flesh. The tomatoes are known for their elongated shape and pointed ends, which make them visually distinct from other tomato varieties. San Marzano tomatoes are prized for their rich, sweet, and slightly tangy flavour. They have a low acidity level, which contributes to their smooth and balanced taste. The flavour of San Marzano tomatoes is often described as intense and complex, making them a favourite among chefs and home cooks. They are particularly well-suited for making tomato sauces, as their thick flesh and low water content result in a rich and flavourful sauce.


Price: "Roma" Red Sauce Tomato 4 Pack (4 Plants)