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Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid

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The world's largest sauce tomato!

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It's SuperSauce! The new tomato superhero. A whole lot bigger, a whole lot better, a Roma with aroma. Weighing in at 2 lb., a whopping 5.5" tall x 5" wide, SuperSauce produces gallons of luscious, seedless sauce from a single plant harvest - one tomato fills an entire sauce jar. Very few people in the gardening world consider a paste tomato for anything other than making paste or sauce. SuperSauce also makes a superlative salad tomato; it's perfect for a meaty and tasty hamburger slice too. Indeterminate, disease-free plants yield a summer-long supply of the exquisitely flavored marinara, tomato gravy or meat sauce plus plenty for salads and slicing. SuperSauce takes 7-12 days to germinate.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Fruit Bearing This refers to the relative season when the plant produces fruit, or if it bears continuously or just once


Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

70 days

Fruit Weight The average weight of the fruit produced by this product.

22-32 ounces

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

38 inches

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How to Sow and Plant

  • Sow tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit
  • Sow seeds ¼  inch deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 75 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. Make sure you did not grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant or potatoes in the bed the previous year to avoid disease problems.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Tomatoes should be set 30-48 inches apart in a row with the rows spaced 3-4 feet apart. It can be tempting to space tomatoes more closely at planting time, but if you plant too closely you will increase the chance of disease, and decrease yields.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. 
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development. 
  • Tomatoes can be planted deeply, with the stem buried to the first set of leaves. The more deeply they are planted the more roots will form, providing the plant with additional support and better ability to take up nutrients. Some gardeners plant tomatoes by digging a horizontal trench and laying the plant in the trench with the top 2-4 inches of the plant pointing upward.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil to the top and press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water. 
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. This is particularly important if you are trying different varieties. It is very difficult to tell which variety is which from the foliage.  
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Place your plant support at this time. You can try tomato cages or staking. Unsupported plants will sprawl on the ground, require no pruning, and will probably produce a larger yield of smaller fruit than will staked plants. For larger, cleaner, more perfect fruits, support plants as they grow. Growing on stakes: Place strong stakes in the ground and set plants about 6 inches from the stakes. Growing in cages: Place a cage around a single plant; let the vines grow and enlarge within the cage, no pruning  will be necessary

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. This is especially important for tomatoes as their roots may be easily damaged when weeding, and this can lead to blossom end rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • If growing on stakes: As the plants grow, allow only one or two main stems to grow and pinch out any other side shoots as they form. Gently tie the one or two remaining shoots to the stake; don't pull them tightly against the stake. If growing in cages, no pruning is necessary.
  • Whether to remove the side shoots, or suckers, that grow out of the leaf axils or not depends on the support system used. Gardeners using stakes usually snap off these side shoots. They typically get earlier and larger tomatoes but overall production tends to be less. If tomatoes are grown in cages, the suckers are generally left on, although it's a good idea to pinch the tip out of them when they are 6-8 inches long. Regardless you may want to remove all the growth from the bottom 6-10 inches of the plant. This helps to improve air circulation and reduce the spread of diseases such as early blight. Wait until the plants are knee-high. In the morning when the plants have the most water in them, snap off the lower growth while it is small. Any plants that look sick with distorted foliage or have a mosaic pattern on the leaves should be removed as they may have a virus that can spread to the other plants. It is best to do this early in the season.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvesting and Preserving Tips

  • Determinate tomato plants ripen a heavy crop over a few weeks. Indeterminate varieties bear fruit continuously until frost. Remember that the days to harvest refers to the time from setting out transplants in the garden.
  • Pick tomatoes when they are as ripe as possible. They should be fully colored and firm and picked regularly to avoid overloading plants.
  • At the end of the season, when you know there will be a frost, pick all the almost-ripe tomatoes you can, and ripen them in brown bags or spread on newspapers at room temperature. Many cultivars will store for months. Store only sound fruit, at 50-60°F. Do NOT refrigerate and try to avoid having the fruit touch each other.
  • The foliage of tomatoes is toxic and should not be eaten.
  • Tomato fruits are enjoyed in many cooked dishes as a flavoring. Use them to make soups, sauces, stews, ketchup, paste, juice, quiche, and pies. Add them to curries, casseroles, and chutney.
Fruit Bearing
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Weight
22-32 ounces
Full Sun
38 inches
45 inches
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Sow Time
6-8 weeks BLF
6 inches
Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 263.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roma Super Sauce Tomato I will be buying more seeds. Germination rate was excellent. I planted 9 plants and had huge Roma's. My biggest Roma was 1 lb and the rest were huge. I made lots of salsa because there were so few seeds, lots of tomato pulp, and the tomato juice was just perfect.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sauce SuperSauce plants are over 8ft , huge production, most over 1#. Canned most of them. BigDaddy results were excellent especially no evidence of "wilts" which was present last year.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid not so much Plants did not grow well and yielded a very small amount of fruit.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bragging Rights Fantastic tomatoes for the second year. I now can claim bragging rights in my neighborhood. Will order again next year.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to grow! Got lots of tomatoes. My biggest was 14.5 oz. The fruit is juicy, firm, meaty with a minimal amount of seeds. Perfect for making sauces.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Awesome I grew these in large pots; they still produced a multitude of large fruit. As the name says, they make great sauce.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from supersauce tomato Tomatoes were Huge sauce type. Tomatoes weighed between 18 to 30 oz. All ripened within a 3 week period. The biggest flaw was disease resistance which was very poor. Plants were shorter then what I would have expected.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tomatoes you can cook with..... The biggest paste tomatoes I have ever grown. Very meaty and not too sweet. Minimal seeds. I'm in zone 3-4 and so the growing season isn't as long as it could be for any tomato cultivar. These ripened pretty well given the conditions. We had a lot of rain this year and so that along with the hybrid cultivar led to late blight so some fruit had to be picked before completely ripened. Just something to be aware of. I will likely grow these again in the future.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a tomato I am extremely pleased with these tomatoes. They were nearly perfect. Nice dize. No blemishes , great flavor, very few seeds. We love tgem
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love super sauce tomatoes They are very meaty and make wonderful salsa and pasta sauce Eager to grow again next year
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sauce tomatoes The tomato plants grew rapidly. I harvested beautiful large tomatoes and used them to make spaghetti sauce. We are very happy with this variety
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short of growing season? I kept one plant for myself and gave others to my daughter. As of 9/15/16 still no ripe Romas. I have one that is changing colors. I had only 5 tomatoes on the vine when the plant quit producing flowers. Tomatoes nowhere close to being 1 - 2 lbs. Problem "could be" that the Pacific NW weather this summer has had up and down temps.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge, Meaty Sauce Tomatoes! I started these from seed, with 100% germination. Most of the fruit were over 1 pound. I'm getting ready to can them this weekend. LOADS of blossoms and fruit.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sauce Varietal My sauce tomato garden is now Exclusively this variety. They are hearty, huge and have great flavor.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Puny plants I bought plants on my neighbor's recommendation because it was too late to start seed. The plants arrived looking rather bedraggled, and very small with few and thin leaves, far less robust than my own plants started from seed. Despite my giving them TLC, they never caught up to my other plants, even after planting them out in May. I will try this variety again from seed, but will not buy plants again from Burpee.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good I bought the several different types of tomatoes plant's the supper plant' was the only one that lived long enough to grow 1 inch tomatoes before it died I think it was blight that killed all my burpee plants although they did replace some that died also.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional size and flavor Tried these tomatoes for the first time this year it was intriguing to read about them. They are everything they are advertised to be and more. Some of these tomatoes were closer to 3 pounds just as solid as a rock they're beautiful tomatoes excellent flavor and they produced excellent sauce I will grow them next year.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sauce have been my best producers the last few years. Tomatoes are huge! all meat ,no hallow spots. I grow them single stem, up a string and they have grown over six feet tall.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looked great in the magazine We bought several of these plants in May because we thought they would be great to use for sauces. The plants looked ok initially several good sized tomatoes on them but then after only picking a few the plants started to die and were the first of all of our tomato plants to die. This was the second year we tried these tomatoes and the same thing happened last year. We recommend that you do not waste your money on this type to tomato...very disappointed for how much they cost!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sauce tomatoes ever!# Bought these two years in a row. Grwat plants, grow to 4ft tall. Lots of tomatoes(12-14 oz each)
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as last year The super sauce tomato plants I received this year were small and seemed stressed. They didn't grow very much and only produced a handful of viable fruits. Last year the super sauce tomatoes I ordered were the best though.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Sauce/Super Big I have been buying the Super Sauce tomatoes for several years now. We had a few that were over a pound each. Let the Super Sauce get nice and ripe and mix them with ripe Big Mamas and you have yourself some GREAT stewed tomatoes!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect sauce maker Bought last spring. Was perfect producer. Excellent taste.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got three plants, they did great! These were great producers, I have a freezer full of tomato sauce for the winter! They are very sweet too! Next year I will order seeds though so I can plant more of them.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific tomato This is the 2nd year that I have the tomato in my garden. Despite the drought, the tomato is doing well with plenty of fruit!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge and very tasty Planted them in lg. pots, got a very good yield, despite a very dry summer in our area. My wife just loves them, told me to only plant them next year. Everyone that saw them were impressed with the size. Largest Roma's Anyone had ever seen.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low Yeild This is the second, and last year, that I grew Super Sauce. Some of the tomato's were impressive, 1 lb 3 oz was the biggest, but yield in numbers was low both years. Six to eight tomato's per plant. Plants are not thrifty and susceptible to disease. Big Mama, in my experience, is a much more reliable sauce tomato.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic in Every Way! I started these indoors early April. Great germination. Vigorous plants with loads of tomatoes with no splitting and smelled and tasted great. We were amazed and delighted by the amount of tomato we got to cook down after running them through the mill separating the seed and skin from the pulp. The resulting sauce is delicious! Couldn't be more pleased. Going to plant them again. They did great with minimal care under drought conditions. Can't wait to see what they'll do in a good year!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful tomato plant! Bought these plants from Burpee back in the end of April 2016. They shipped and arrived very healthy. They have been my top producing tomato plants in my garden! Extremely disease resistant and high producers. Their tomatoes look like roma tomatoes on steroids. Will definitely purchase again for next year's vegetable garden.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT TOMATO I planted a few for first time to try and i love them. Not all of them 2 pounders but most of them over a pound.
Date published: 2016-08-21
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