My fascinating history.
I owe my international fame to one man: Francesco Cirio, the pioneer of the canning industry. He was the first to believe in me. At the beginning of the 1900s, he chose me, out of more than 300 varieties of tomatoes grown in Italy, to start his production of the very first canned peeled tomatoes. I won him over with my unique characteristics that make me more suitable for canning than all other tomatoes.
Thanks to Francesco, I have travelled from Europe all over the world for over a century. It is really funny to think that I have crossed the Ocean once again, in the opposite direction: I have reconquered the Americas, my original homeland, and re-introduced myself in a new, even more appetising form.