May ⇔ November
Variety with a typical elongated shape and medium to large size, has an excellent coppery green colour.
It appears in herringbone clusters of 5-6 fruits. It has a thick, fleshy flesh with an excellent texture and few seeds and little water and a pleasant taste.
It has a high amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene, a fair amount of provitamins, sugars, minerals and a modest percentage of protein and fat.
It is thought that the first seeds of the ‘San Marzano’ variety were donated by the Viceroy of Peru to the King of Naples in 1770 and planted near the town of San Marzano del Sarno, from which the variety takes its name.
The elongated green tomato is perfect for eating raw in salads or on bruschetta.
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt are enough to enhance its flavour.