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Old March 30, 2017   #61
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The majority of longkeeping tomatoes use the Alc gene as a way to extend their storage. However there are other ways to accomplish the same thing. The nor and rin genes (alleles of Alc), for example, will also extend the shelf life of tomatoes when used in an F1 hybrid.
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Yes, but I have a hard time describing those nor and rin balls as tomatoes
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I think that Piennolo del Vesuvio is such a new endemic species, which is tied to a specific area around Vesuvius (weather and soil), which is not found elsewhere. Nowhere I have not read that somewhere else than in nearby Vesuvius someone managed to make Piennola and keep them until spring. For these tomatoes, I became a member of the Italian website Agraria and nobody from other regions in Italy was growing Piennolo successful. This also confirmed me Eugenio, the main website moderator (who lives in the region Vesuvio DOP).
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Old March 30, 2017   #63
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I know people who have grown them, and said they had fantastic flavour and lasted for a long time, in California.

I need to plant them and see myself if I can grow them. I would be very surprised if I can't.
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Yes, but I have a hard time describing those nor and rin balls as tomatoes
HA! - OK, you got me there!
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Old March 30, 2017   #65
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I have been able to find a small map of the area of production, in two
versions. Unfortunately, I was not able to extract it from the sponsoring
website or to change the size to make it easier to see.

It includes the entire area of the Vesuvius national park and thensome,
comprising the territory, apparently according to political boundaries, of
18 comuni or municipalities. It's a large area, directly to the east of the city
of Naples. It does not include Pompei. Here are the urls of the two
versions I have found:

http://www.qualigeo.eu/prodotto-qual...l-vesuvio-dop/

and
http://www.foodinitaly.com/prodotti/...DOP-17705.html

On both of these, you can choose at the top left of the little chart to show
the geographical terrain, with or without a map of major roads, or satellite
imagery, with or without labels.

An interesting point is that the "zona di produzione" includes a great
variation in types of land, from the area immediately along the coast
to places pretty far inland, and slopes in all directions from the center
of the volcanic cone. There must be substantial variety in weather, soil
types and a good many other factors. It would be interesting to see the
actual locations of some of the individual producers to guess what actual
characteristics they are or are not taking advantage of.
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