Pachino Tomato PGI
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The Pomodoro di Pachino PGI is characterized by three characteristics: the flavor, the consistency of the pulp, the brightness of the fruit. The Pachino PGI tomato is grown in the most extreme south-eastern point of Sicily where the mild and windy climate even in winter, the proximity to the sea and irrigation with water with a high degree of salinity have helped to favor the high quality of the final product, very tasty and juicy. Very often there is a tendency to identify the Pachino IGP tomato with the more famous “cherry” variety, but in reality there are four different types of tomato, all with different characteristics and intended for different market segments. These types are: the "round-smooth", small and round, dark green in color, with a very marked taste and strong fruit; the “cluster” tomato, round, smooth, bright in color, with a very dark green collar; the "ribbed", large, with marked ribs, of a very dark and bright green color, and finally the "cherry", a small variety, cluster or single fruit, of an intense red color, very fragrant and with an extremely sweet flavor and juicy.