Gentile Tomatoes with Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio D.O.P.
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 labor. It is one of the most ancient products of Campania's agriculture, loved by Neapolitan people so much that they honored it by including it in their traditional Christmas creche. Product of the Area around the Volcano Vesuvius, Naples, Italy.
Nt. Wt. 34 oz
DOP mark (or Protected Designation of Origin [PDO] in English) is to protect the reputation of the regional foods and eliminate the unfair competition and misleading of consumers by non-genuine products, which may be of inferior quality or of a different flavor.