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Pomodoro Canestrino di Lucca

Survived thanks to jealous preservation of some farmers

The Pomodoro Canestrino di Lucca, also called "cresputo" or "costoluto", comes from a long tradition of small family farming in the area. Initially reserved for family consumption and sale in local markets, only at the end of the years ' 60 its genetic variability was threatened by the arrival of some hybrid varieties.


Thanks to jealous preservation of seeds from some farmers, the canestrino managed to survive and has been included in 2015 in the register of the biodiversity of the region of Tuscany. Due to its uniqueness, it has become a Presidio Slow Food.


Its name derives from the typical shape "hoops" and is recognizable by the color green present the side of Berry and the presence of slight imperfections under little hanging. Its flesh, firm and with few seeds, and thin skin makes it suitable both for great salads and for fresh sauces and preserves.



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