25 Seeds

Cultivation: easy

Seed Saving: beginner

Tomato from Barano d’Ischia (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

  • Tomato from Barano d’Ischia (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): this “dryed” tomato  comes from the largest island of Campania Archipelago, more precisely from Barano, is suitable for winter storage, whiche here is made with the Piennolo technique, a specialty from Campania.

    Its thick skin and high concentration of sugar make it suitable for long storage.

    The shape of the bright yellow berry is oblong, slightly pedunculated, more round than the other famous Napolitan “drying” tomato the Piennolo from Vesuvio.

    The differ from each other because of the Barano’s weight (40 gm) and its flavor that is slightly more acidic.

    This tomato is very similar to the “drying” tomatoes that have now, apparently, disappeared from southern Lazio.

    The plant is rustic, and does not do well in water stagnation or too frequent irrigation.