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Offline ebpizza

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Piennolo of Mount Vesuvius Tomatoes seeds
« on: February 04, 2007, 04:13:31 PM »
I was thinking about growing some Piennolo tomatoes this year.

Does anyone know of an online source for these seeds?

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Re: Piennolo of Mount Vesuvius Tomatoes seeds
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 04:19:48 PM »
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Re: Piennolo of Mount Vesuvius Tomatoes seeds
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 02:59:11 PM »
I did discuss this in the past and also posted few pictures of the tomatoes growing on my balcony here in London.

Anyway one of the variety used for the "piennolo" is the "Principe Borghese". (Is this helping???  8) )

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Re: Piennolo of Mount Vesuvius Tomatoes seeds
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 03:13:17 PM »
I have grown the "Principe Borghese" for quite a while. Purchased the seeds from "Seeds of Italy" web site. Great little jewel, heavy producer, good flavor, very little juice. They are superb to dry, really intensifies the flavor. We enjoyed them even when it got too hot for the "San Marzano's" to produce much. They kept on until the frost came, I picked the green ones and let them ripen, we had some that didn't finish ripening until early December, tasted better than any from the store.
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Re: Piennolo of Mount Vesuvius Tomatoes seeds
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 04:16:30 PM »
Little juice/water content in fact, make it suitable for cooking (or topping pizza). Like San marzano, those tomatoes show their best after receiving some sort of heat.

Salads Tomatoes should not be used for sauce or to top a pizza .

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