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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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.
The average weight of the fruit produced by this product.
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.
Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
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Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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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.
Days To Maturity
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Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Best Canning Tomato EVER!!!In 2017, I planted Super Sauce from seed, half started 7 weeks early indoors, and half started in the ground on Mothers Day. 98% of the seeds germinated. I had a total of 120 plants. The plants were extremely healthy and bore beautiful, huge, flavorful fruit. The yields were incredibly large. I did have to stake the plants, and found that tomato cages were not strong enough. I ended up tying the plants to rebar in order to keep them growing upward. I use Super Sauce, mainly, for canning; however, the tomatoes make a wonderful table tomato. I highly recommend Super Sauce to any midweestern gardener!
2018 will be my 3rd year growing Super Sauce, and I think it will be the 3rd of many more to come. So far, so good!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 1 out of
Very disappointingI was so pumped for these tomatoes to arrive! I planted three as directed and they never took off. They only grew to about four feet tall and didn't fill out. The plants didn't produce hardly any fruit. I got about 7 total and while those 7 were large, they didn't live up to the hype. I guess I will try them again as our last planting season was very wet. As a matter of fact I ordered nine tomatoe plants from burpee and not one of them lived up to the ones I picked up from local nurseries.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of
Pursang tomato from
Unbelievable performanceI have been growing Burpee Supersteak tomatoes for 30+ yr.but Supersauce out performed them in ever way. You will not be disappointed with this tomato. I promise.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of
not goodNever got a completely ripe tomato. Planted in 3 different beds, all with poor results.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of
A good all-rounderI bought three of these plants, and while they were slow to take off (too cold and wet of a spring and early summer), they wound up being decent producers. I never got any tomatoes even close to 2 lb, which is what is advertised in the description, the largest I got was just over 1 lb and most were in the 12-14 oz range. Still, for a paste tomato, that's pretty amazing. They made good sauce, albeit a bit tart, but they made for good eating raw too. My wife and daughter both devoured any I didn't hoard for sauce making.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of
Absolutely fabulous tomato!I planted this tomato for the first time this year and I am hooked for life! I wanted to try it last year but the seeds were all sold out so I tried the Big Mama's instead. And I was very pleased with the Big Mama's but these are SO much bigger and better! They have a WONDERFUL taste! Like tomatoes used to taste like when I was a kid!!! They are huge and make beautiful sauce but are big enough to use for slicing on a sandwich, or my favorite, sliced on buttered toast with some salt & pepper! YUMMY!!! It was hot and dry here in PA but I watered them weekly and they produced a very heavy yield! They WERE slow to germinate when I started the seeds in the spring and I didn't have a real good germination rate but I'll just plant a few extras to be sure I have enough! If I have extras I'll share with friends and family! Great, great tomato!!! Definitely worth a try in your garden! I HIGHLY recommend these tomatoes!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 4 out of
Jimmy Nolan from
Good qualityI was a little disappointed with my yield but the quality of the tomatoes that I did get was great. We had too much rain when the plants should have been putting on a lot of growth which may have been the problem. I will try these again before I make a negative remark.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of
Shore Girl from
1.5 pound Roma tomatoes!Tomatoes vary from bigger than normal to HUGE and taste great! My only hesitation is that they ripened 2-3 weeks later than the regular Romas. This might be because they were planted several weeks after the others. I WILL order them again!