Torre Guaceto Fiaschetto Tomato

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Torre Guaceto Fiaschetto Tomato

The Fiaschetto tomato, small, sweet, juicy and good for preserving, is part of the gastronomic history in this part of the province of Brindisi. It was the base for the passata that all families, even in urban areas, used to make for the winter. The idea of using any other type of tomato, even the famous San Marzano, was unthinkable. But despite its deep roots in the local culture, the cherry tomato came close to disappearing. It cost too much to cultivate and especially to harvest, and yields were too low compared to the modern hybrids developed for sauce making.

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Season

Harvest begins from the second week of June and continues throughout the summer. The tomato sauce is available year-round.

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Thanks to research in the private vegetable plots that dot the area along the coast protected by the Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve, the heirloom Fiaschetto was rediscovered. The park authority took on the challenge of reviving the variety, working with a nursery sensitive to the issue of biodiversity and a farmer willing to invest in the organic cultivation of the cherry tomatoes. Today the Presidium involves two producers who grow the oval-shaped, nippled tomatoes just a few hundred meters from the sea.

Production area
Torre Guaceto, Carovigno, Municipality, Brindisi Province

Presidium supported by
Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve

Agricola del Belvedere
Brindisi
Contrada Fiorentino
Tel. 392 9019438
cosimoorl@alice.it

Calemone
Serranova di Carovigno (Br)
contrada Baccatani,36
tel. +39 0831 555807-392 5038975
info@calemone.it
www.calemone.it

Michele Greco
San Vito dei Normanni (Br)
via Oberdan, 26
tel. +39 0831 951610-335 7311770
info@grecoalimentare.it
www.grecoalimentare.it

Pietrasanta
di Raffaele Leobilla
Carovigno (Br)
Via Don Luigi Sturzo
Tel. 3381637917
info@pietrasantaaltosalento.it
www.pietrasantaaltosalento.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Mario Di Latte
Tel. +39 392 5038975
mariodilatte@alice.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marcello Longo
Tel. +39 0831 985010 - 347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com
Thanks to research in the private vegetable plots that dot the area along the coast protected by the Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve, the heirloom Fiaschetto was rediscovered. The park authority took on the challenge of reviving the variety, working with a nursery sensitive to the issue of biodiversity and a farmer willing to invest in the organic cultivation of the cherry tomatoes. Today the Presidium involves two producers who grow the oval-shaped, nippled tomatoes just a few hundred meters from the sea.

Production area
Torre Guaceto, Carovigno, Municipality, Brindisi Province

Presidium supported by
Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve

Agricola del Belvedere
Brindisi
Contrada Fiorentino
Tel. 392 9019438
cosimoorl@alice.it

Calemone
Serranova di Carovigno (Br)
contrada Baccatani,36
tel. +39 0831 555807-392 5038975
info@calemone.it
www.calemone.it

Michele Greco
San Vito dei Normanni (Br)
via Oberdan, 26
tel. +39 0831 951610-335 7311770
info@grecoalimentare.it
www.grecoalimentare.it

Pietrasanta
di Raffaele Leobilla
Carovigno (Br)
Via Don Luigi Sturzo
Tel. 3381637917
info@pietrasantaaltosalento.it
www.pietrasantaaltosalento.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Mario Di Latte
Tel. +39 392 5038975
mariodilatte@alice.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marcello Longo
Tel. +39 0831 985010 - 347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionPuglia

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