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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.

Paste

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

Indeterminate

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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    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for 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.
Type
Paste
Fruit Bearing
Indeterminate
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Weight
22-32 ounces
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
38 inches
Height
45 inches
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Sow Time
6-8 weeks BLF
Thin
6 inches
Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 322.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Sauce tomatoes I grew this tomato this year and had great results. It is a large sauce tomato that most tomatoes had a small core and very meaty. Great taste. It is a great canning tomato.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever First time we pl;anted them and they are not just a great sauce tomato, but are great for sandwichs
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get as seeds I ordered 3 plants, and 2 failed due to a weird heat wave the third, while still small, is producing better than my beefsteak tomatoes. I got the plants this year, but next year I'm buying seeds. The chart says I'm supposed to transplant mine in May, yet Burpee didn't ship mine until June. Maybe that's why my other 2 failed. Either way I want to grow these again. They just don't stop once they get going
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not super size Maybe I was shipped the wrong plant. The tomatoes are not where near the size that is described. They are about 2-1/2 to 3 inches and a few ounces. The taste is good though. I am sure I was sent the wrong tomato plant. And this is the only tomato out of about six varieties that I fought with blossom rot. I gave this two stars because either I received the wrong plant or if it is right plant, it did not produce as described.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large and plentiful The tomato seedlings were slow to start and kind of sickly looking however they took off once planted in the garden. The plants are still relatively small compared to my slicing tomatoes. They are very heavy producers of really large tomatoes just like the claim states. Can’t wait to taste them!
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll never not grow these This is the absolute most amazing tomato that I have ever grown, and the only one that I grow every single year since I first tried them about 5 years ago. They're excellent for slicing or canning, all meat and very little gel or seeds. Everyone I give them to loves them and wants to grow them as well! I struggle with starting from seed, and this was no different. 100% germination, but I killed them off before they made it outside! Went down to the local store and bought replacements, which are thriving.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Every plant died while every other variety thrived So.. Burpee is the only seed company that I will buy from. I've been a loyal fan for years and I know their offerings like the back of my hand. I made my yearly seed order back in the winter, and decided to give "SuperSauce" a try because I had never tried it before. I ordered 7 different pepper varieties, 7 different tomato varieties,and a lot of miscellaneous things. With the peppers and tomatoes, I planted 4 cups of each kind and started my yearly routine under grow lights and on a heating mat, and waited for them to come up. Of course all of them came up, I've never had germination problems with Burpee, and the seedlings appeared to be healthy. Over the course of a weeks, all of the seedlings remained healthy except for "SuperSauce". 2 of the cups died within a week of sprouting. They were shriveled up and looked like they had never been watered, but the dirt was perfectly moist, above average conditions for seedlings. Over the next week, one of the remaining 2 plants turned bright yellow, the color of a banana, from the bottom of the stem to cotyledon. I had no clue what was happening, still don't, as every other seedling was perfect under the same exact conditions. Over the next month,the 50+ cups of plants that I had thrived while the last surviving "SuperSauce" plant was frail and barely making it. 2 weeks ago, all of the other plants were a foot tall and ready for the garden, while "SuperSauce" was 3 inches high with a second set of leaves that were turning yellow. I took the hardening off process with this plant very carefully and took 2 weeks to do so while a week with all of the other plants was sufficient. I finally felt comfortable with putting the plant outside for good after 2 weeks of hardening, and 2 days later, the plant was the color of a banana and drooping down the cup, dead as a doorknob. Never has this ever happened with any other plant I have ever grown. Never seen it in my life. I have no clue what could have happened, every plant of "SuperSauce" died and I am so so disappointed. I was looking forward to this variety as I had a lot of plans for making sauce with this tomato. I guess I will try again next year. I just am clueless as to what could have possibly happened. At least I have a lot of other healthy plants and varieties to rely on this year.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointed Loved the idea of a big sauce tomato, I've grown it for 3 years, big tomatoes but the get very soft, some on the vine, disease prone. Not buying any more. Big mama and Gladiator are much better choices
Date published: 2018-03-15
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