The Vesuvius tomato is dubbed “piennolo” because of its peculiar storage conditions, handed down generation after generation. In fact, berries are grouped together thanks to a plant rope, and then hanged like they were a pendulum. Piennolo is just the word – in the neapolitan dialect – for the Italian “pendolo”, whose meaning is pendulum. Tomatoes are hanged in ventilated and dry places, so they can be stored for months, only thanks to the nature, without using refrigerators. In this way, tomatoes can be stored even for six months or more.
The yellow piennolo tomato of Vesuvius is mainly used for the preparation of fresh and quick/easy sauces to pair with pasta. The sauce should have to be “easy”, without a lot of ingredients. So you can fully taste the precious mix of flavours of this preserve!
This tomato is also a perfect “companion” for fish (first courses and main dishes); moreover, you can use it for the preparation of original and tasty pizza in order to fully taste the piennolo flavor.