Variety from Italy
San Marzano tomatoes are considered by many chefs to be the best sauce tomatoes in the world. The fantastic history of Tomate San Marzano begins in 1770, as a gift from the Kingdom of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, which was planted in the area
San Marzano tomatoes are considered by many chefs to be the best sauce tomatoes in the world. The fantastic history of Tomate San Marzano begins in 1770, as a gift from the Kingdom of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, which was planted in the area of the commune of San Marzano, near Naples, Italy.
The first plants were grown on volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Compared to the best-known Tomatoes of Rome (Italian Tomatoes in Brazil), Marzano's tomatoes are thinner and more pointed in shape.
The approximately 10 cm long oval red fruits stand for incomparably aromatic enjoyment during the entire tomato season. The meat is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is much stronger, sweeter and less acidic.
Many people describe the taste as bittersweet, like high-quality chocolate. Because of their high quality and origins near Naples, tomatoes from Marzano de São have been designated as the only tomatoes that can be used for Vera Pizza Napoletana (Real Pizza in Naples).
Although commercial production of the Marzano variety is most closely associated with Italy, seeds for the variety are grown worldwide, often labeled as a traditional Italian variety, and sold at a more expensive price than the most common varieties.
Note that wherever the number of seeds is indicated in grams, there may be more or fewer seeds in the package because the seeds are not the same size and weight.
If indicated in grams, the number of seeds loses relevance and is only there to show the approximate number of seeds in the package.
For example "Price for pack of 50 (1g) seeds." so you are not buying the number of seeds but the weight.