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Meet the San Marzano family...........

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 13:48

I was tempted to draw faces on them, but didn't want to make them inedible!
So many of mine this year had that seam around them. Anyone know why that happened? We had a severe drought, but I watered them every 2 days.
The San Marzano family

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RE: Meet the San Marzano family...........

It's called zippering. Usually a result of pollination issues during cooler weather; similar to catfacing.


RE: Meet the San Marzano family...........

That's strange, since we had temps in the mid 90's to lower 100's this summer. Maybe the same pollination problems are present in hot weather too?

RE: Meet the San Marzano family...........

LOL! Love it.

Many of my San Marzanos look like that too!! This is my first year growing them, so I thought that was normal.

RE: Meet the San Marzano family...........

Hi hcoon,
It was my first year too. They almost look like they grew through some chicken wire fencing. They are weird, but cute! haha

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