40+ Seeds. No other tomato variety is as widely used by chefs as the San Marzano. It is THE tomato variety used for Neapolitan sauces. In fact, your favorite pizzeria probably uses a sauce made from the San Marzano. The Naples region of Italy has adopted this variety as their primary tomato variety. Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated, 80 days from transplant.
San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano sul Sarno near Naples, Italy, and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvious. One story goes that the first seed of this tomato came to Italy in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom on Naples, and that it was planted in the area of San Marzano.