San Marzano is one of the most acclaimed variety of tomato, grown in the area between Salerno and Naples known as Agro Nocerino-Sarnese.
The fresh San Marzano tomato normally has two lobes, an oblong shape from six to eight centimetres long, no stalk and an intense red colour. The product as it is (without any lesion) has an uniform bright red colour and does not have any weird and not natural smell, neither grub of parasites.
In order to can, preserve and store the product it is allowed to add a bit of salt for an amount of maximum 3%; some fresh basil leaves and a little tomato purée, as long as it is obtained from San Marzano tomatoes as well.
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Its unique and special characteristics, very much appreciated even abroad, gives the name to "Fico Bianco del Cilento": once dried, the sweet peel gets light yellow coloured rather than chestnut brown if oven-cooked.
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