Seeds Saving: Intermediate
Water Requirements: 2
Piennolo Tomato from Vesuvius (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Piennolo Tomato from Vesuvius (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): this is one of the most ancient and typical products of Campania agriculture, thanks to the selection from garden to garden, this ecotype has incredible characteristics, solid stem attachment, thick skin, and high concentration of sugars, which make it suitable for long storage.
Hence, the possibility of producing “piennolo”, the typical hanging shape with exceptional organoleptic characteristics.
It is rustic an undemanding, needs very little irrigation, and offers the possibility of dry cultivation.
- Very low: no need for irrigation
- Low: also suitable for hot and arid areas, irrigate only in case of prolonged drough.
- Reduced: this variety is amongst the leas demanding of its species, hence it is highly suitable for areas with sporadic rainfall, to be irrigated only in case of prolonged droughts
- Tolerant to water stress: it needs moderate irrigation, suitable for gardens with low water consumption.
We are currently creating a guide for this kind of cultivation, unfortunately, until the guide is published, this is only an overall indication that we can provide without causing confusion about the process. Dry farming, in fact, requires cultivation techniques suitable for the specific pedoclimate and substrate. All of the varieties included in this category have been acclimatized in Italy.