Neapolitan Ancient Tomato Varieties

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Campania

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Neapolitan Ancient Tomato Varieties

Until 20 years ago, the land suitable for growing vegetables around Naples and in the Sarnese-Nocerino countryside in the province of Salerno was almost entirely planted with San Marzano tomatoes. These delicate fruits have a thin skin and low acidity and keep their flavor for a long time, even when preserved. However, they must be handled with care. Because of the high cost of growing San Marzanos, they have mostly been replaced with more productive and resistant hybrids, whose cultivation can be mechanized but whose quality is inferior.

Season

Fresh tomatoes are harvested from July until the end of September, but the preserves area available throughout the year.

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Many of this tomato’s historical ecotypes were recovered in the mid-1990s by researchers funded by the Campania Regional Authority. Around 30 ecotypes were selected, all with good quality characteristics and an aptitude for cultivation in the field. The Presidium has revived the production of these Neapolitan heirloom tomatoes, and now its members produce not only fresh tomatoes but also canned tomatoes, passata and other traditional preserves.

Production area
Naples, Avellino and Salerno provinces

Producers

Cooperativa Agricola Dani Coop
Via Ingegno, 48
Zona Pip
Sarno (Sa)
Tel. +39 081 944898
info@gustarosso.it
www.gustarosso.i

tEccellenze Nolane
di Giovanni Trinchese
Via Francesco Napolitano, 86
Nola (Na)
Tel. +39 340 2496618
info@eccellenzenolane.it
www.eccellenzenolane.it

Vincenzo Egizio
Via Camillo Cucca, 295
Brusciano (Na)
Tel. +39 389 2713615
scrivenzo@libero.it

Marco Russo
Via Tevere, 2
Acerra (Na)
Tel. +39 389 4326951
vincenzo3@gmail.com

Bruno Sodano
Via Pratola Ponte, 93
Pomigliano d’Arco (Na)
Tel. +39 347 8070109 - 340 3026435 (Raffaele)
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Annamaria Taliento
Via Taliento, 12 I Trav.
Roccaraionola (Na)
Tel. +39 328 4807871
atalie@libero.it

Terra Slow
di Sabato Abagnale
Via De Luca, 25
Sant’Antonio Abate (Na)
Tel. +39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it
www.terraslow.it

Michele Viscardi
Via Salvo d’Acquisto (1° traversa), 13
San Marzano sul Sarno (Sa)
Tel. +39 338 1876825
d.viscardi1@outlook.it
Presidium producers’ coordinator
Sabato Abagnale
Tel.+39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Patrizia Spigno
Tel. +39 335 5351275
patspigno@hotmail.com

Many of this tomato’s historical ecotypes were recovered in the mid-1990s by researchers funded by the Campania Regional Authority. Around 30 ecotypes were selected, all with good quality characteristics and an aptitude for cultivation in the field. The Presidium has revived the production of these Neapolitan heirloom tomatoes, and now its members produce not only fresh tomatoes but also canned tomatoes, passata and other traditional preserves.

Production area
Naples, Avellino and Salerno provinces

Producers

Cooperativa Agricola Dani Coop
Via Ingegno, 48
Zona Pip
Sarno (Sa)
Tel. +39 081 944898
info@gustarosso.it
www.gustarosso.i

tEccellenze Nolane
di Giovanni Trinchese
Via Francesco Napolitano, 86
Nola (Na)
Tel. +39 340 2496618
info@eccellenzenolane.it
www.eccellenzenolane.it

Vincenzo Egizio
Via Camillo Cucca, 295
Brusciano (Na)
Tel. +39 389 2713615
scrivenzo@libero.it

Marco Russo
Via Tevere, 2
Acerra (Na)
Tel. +39 389 4326951
vincenzo3@gmail.com

Bruno Sodano
Via Pratola Ponte, 93
Pomigliano d’Arco (Na)
Tel. +39 347 8070109 - 340 3026435 (Raffaele)
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Annamaria Taliento
Via Taliento, 12 I Trav.
Roccaraionola (Na)
Tel. +39 328 4807871
atalie@libero.it

Terra Slow
di Sabato Abagnale
Via De Luca, 25
Sant’Antonio Abate (Na)
Tel. +39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it
www.terraslow.it

Michele Viscardi
Via Salvo d’Acquisto (1° traversa), 13
San Marzano sul Sarno (Sa)
Tel. +39 338 1876825
d.viscardi1@outlook.it
Presidium producers’ coordinator
Sabato Abagnale
Tel.+39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Patrizia Spigno
Tel. +39 335 5351275
patspigno@hotmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania