Agrigenus have been accredited with ‘Slow Food’ Presidium status for their commitment to practicing small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods, as well as maintaining ethical cultivation and processing methods.
Agrigenus Real San Marzano Tomatoes are grown in Acerra, off the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, south of Naples in the Campania region of Italy where the rich volcanic soil and climate give them their unique blend of acidity and delicious sweetness.
They are coveted for their firm, meaty flesh, deep red colour, easy to remove skin and low seed count. You can recognize them by their oblong shape ending in a point at one end.
The San Marzano crop is very delicate. The tomatoes are hand picked at the peak of their ripeness. Authentic San Marzano Tomatoes are grown under specific and strict rules and will have the initials 'DOP' ‘Denominazione d’Origine Protetta’ on the tin as well as the name ‘Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino'. DOP stands for ‘Protected Designation of Origin’. This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged. And It’s also a guarantee that the food was made by local farmers and artisans, using traditional methods.
The great flavour and texture of a San Marzano Tomatoes makes it ideal to cook with. It is the only tomato that can be used to make a true, authentic Neapolitan pizza and is considered to be the best tomato in the world to use in a sauce.