Makes The Best Pizzas In The World!
From a small town outside Naples, Italy, come the best tomatoes on earth. Nestled at the base of Mount Vesuvius, the sun-drenched volcanic soil of San Marzano provides the perfect environment for the production of the most sought-after tomatoes in the world. San Marzano tomatoes, a variety of plum tomatoes, are considered by many chefs to be the best sauce tomatoes in the world. While round tomatoes have five and seven locules or seed pockets; plum tomatoes like the San Marzano have two. Scientists say it might have risen from mutation. One or two genes separate it from the round tomato. It is considered an old type of variant as it is pretty widely spread through the Mayan area of Mexico and Central America.
The San Marzano is indeterminate in nature with fruits grouped in bunches of five or six.
It is cylindrical, with two longitudinal depressions, and has a small seed cavity that can be scooped out, leaving all the meat. Resistant to cracking and easily peeled, it ripens in 60 to 70 days in San Marzano's volcanic soil. The pulp is dense and has lesser sugar content. Quite explicable, we'd say, as Naples is the home of the world's best pizzas! In India, one may source San Morzanos in cans.