Whole peeled Piennolo tomatoes from the Vesuvius DOP area.
The Vesuvio Piennolo cherry tomato is a tomato variety grown in the southern region of Campania, around Mount Vesuvius. It is one of the oldest and most typical varieties grown in the region.
It has an elongated, oval shape, slightly resembling a pear, and features a pointed tip (spongillo). The skin is thick and the flesh firm; it can be stored for a long time.
The Piennolo tomatoes are commonly hung up in bunches tied with hemp string, hence the name “piennolo”, meaning “hanging” in Neapolitan dialect. Their flavor benefits from a rich concentration of minerals in the lava soil.
“ItalianaVera” is a new, entrepreneurial female-owned company in the San Marzano DOP area. Owner Diana Attianese continues her family’s passion and tradition with San Marzano and other authentic local varietals of tomato. Packed in large tins for foodservice and smaller retail-friendly sizes in tins and jars these tomatoes combine authentic tradition and gorgeous creatively designed labels and packaging.