Piennolo Vine Tomato from Mount Vesuvius PDO
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Without a doubt, the cultivation of Piennolo Vine tomatoes on the slopes of Vesuvius has ancient and well-documented roots. Mentioning only the most famous historical sources, news on this product are given by Bruni in 1858, in its ' Degli ortaggi e loro coltivazione presso la cittdi Napoli ', where he talks about very tasty cherry-shaped tomatoes that can be preserved until spring if hung in the lofts. 

Piennolo Vine Tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius PDO. meat slicer

Production Area
The characteristic production and conservation area of Piennolo Vine Tomato coincides with the whole area of Somma-Vesuvius volcanic group, including the areas sloping down almost to the sea level. In particular, the production area includes the whole territory of the following Municipalities in the province of Naples: Boscoreale, Boscotrecase, Cercola, Ercolano, Massa Di Somma, Ottaviano, Pollena Trocchia, Portici, Sant'Anastasia, San Giorgio a Cremano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Somma Vesuviana, Terzigno, Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Trecase and an area of the territory in the Municipality of Nola. 

Plants of Piennolo Vine Tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius PDO. meat slicer

The Vine Tomato from Mount Vesuvius is appreciated both when it is sold fresh after harvesting on the local markets and in its characteristic conservation hung-shape ("al piennolo"), or again as a preserve prepared according to a traditional local recipe and sold in glass jars.

Usually, harvesting is carried out by cutting whole clusters when they are formed by at least 70% of
the ripe vine tomatoes , while the remaining part is still ripening. This ancient practice gives the opportunity to preserve the clusters for the whole winter (seven-eight months) in airy premises and without the support of modern conservation technologies. meat slicer

The peculiar features of Piennolo Vine Tomato from Mount Vesuvius PDO are the high consistency of the peel, the strong join to the peduncle, the high concentration of sugars, acids and other soluble solids that make it a long-term conservation product without altering its features. Such peculiarities are deeply linked to the soil and climatic aspects of the geographical area where the tomato is cultivated. In this very particular environment, vine tomatoes are characterized by a top quality. 

Red and tasty Piennolo Vine Tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius PDO .

Piennolo Vine Tomato from Mount Vesuvius PDO is an essential ingredient of the dishes of Naples and the region Campania, and can be used in many ways: from seafood spaghetti to the delicious pizza.meat slicer





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