“Pomodorini” Whole Piennolo Tomatoes: D.O.P.


Producer: San Nicola dei Miri

Weight: 20 oz

These small, sweet Piennolo tomatoes are certified organic and grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil near Mt. Vesuvius. A regional specialty, they hang in clusters outside homes in the Sorrento peninsula in early Fall and are preserved in water for pure taste. For a delicious sauce, simply cook down the tomatoes in their juices over high heat and serve over pasta.


Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio DOP is a small red oval-shaped tomato, with side wrinkles and a characteristic pointy top. It is grown in Campania in the municipalities part of the Vesuvius National Park between 150 and 450 m of altitude: growing tomatoes is an activity fit for a wonderful protected area like this one, since it needs little irrigation and only manual labour.


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