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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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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

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

45 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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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 till 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.
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Weight
22-32 ounces
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
38 inches
Height
45 inches
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Spring
Sow Time
6-8 weeks BLF
Thin
6 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid is rated 3.6740088105726874 out of 5 by 227.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I started from seed the first time in years. I am really happy with the Super Sauce tomatoes. I don't care for the weepy looking vines, but these things beat Romas 3:1 Great flavor and solid throughout. Best green fried tomatoes in a long time.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, poor producer This is my first year planting Supersauce. I was intested in the claim each tomatoe is a jar of sauce. Along side the supersauce I also planted Big Momma and Brandywine Beefsteak. I like to get a large tomatoe harvest to can for the rest of the year. The promise of large paste tomatoes and a heavy yield was too much to resist. Plants arrived in perfect health from Burpee. The Supersauce transplanted well and grew steadily, however it seems to have stop growing after it reached 4 feet. Few blossoms are being produced which equals few tomatoes. While the size is larger than Big Momma, I feel Big Momma is superior in flavor and much more vigorous of a producer! Considering the Big Momma and Brandywine are very productile large healthy strong plants and they all have received the exact same fertilizer/water/sun I highly doubt I will plant this variety again. However below is a shot of all 3 types of tomatoes I recently picked.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super size, great yield I bought seeds and planted in Feb in NC. 25 seeds, 20 germinated. Babied seedlings until I hardened off in late April and planted in mid May. These things are great. I love to make and can salsa and tomato sauce for the cold winter months. I have in the past grown the Big Momma Plum from seed, these, so far, are much bigger, less seeds and so much easier to blanch and clean. They are heavy feeders. The attached photo shows a days picking, I picked 1 day earlier", and the biggest tomato I have ever grown. 7 1/2" across. Give them a try. I only planted 5 plants, had to give the rest away. I only have a small raised bed. Loving these!!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Producers, I tried to get these plants last year but they were out of them. I ordered early this year and got 3 plants. They were slow to get tomatoes on them. I did'nt think I would get much from them. Well now there are tons of them on the plants. No 2# but some may get to a pound. Probably got another month before I get to pick any. Will take pics and post them later.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems pretty good We had flooding all spring here in Texas, over wet conditions, cooler than normal temps quite late into our growing season. I lost several varieties of tomato plants and several other vegetable plants they just couldnt handle the over wet conditions. I have raised beds so I was able to hold onto some plants in my garden where some people who were planted in the ground, no raised beds, lost their whole gardens due to flooding. So much rain. However the super sauce tomatoes are making tomatoes as of June 25th. Late yes for where I live in Texas but making! They are VERY large sauce tomato type tomatoes. Think roma tomato on steriods LOL. I was actually surprised at the size! Actually out of all the tomato plants that lived they are doing the best. I will try them again next year :O). They have proven to be tough and a real nice tomato! I would love to have a good crop of these for canning!
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only tomato you need These are great for juice, sauce, salsa or canning whole/diced. They don't have a lot of seeds and are very meaty. They peel just as good as a slicer type and are wonderful for canning. We have tried so many other types and these are hands down the best. We also plant a few of the big mama variety just to have a little variation, but 90% of our plants are super sauce.
Date published: 2016-06-04
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