In 2011, Super San Marzano was one of the strains of San Marzano that we tried at T-Farm, and we were not disappointed. Several strains exist, although there is controversy as to the authenticity and origins of some of the varieties of seeds that bear the name San Marzano.
The history of the San Marzano tomato dates back at least to 1770 when it arrived in the Campania region of Italy as a gift from the Kingdom of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples. The flavor is also sweeter and less acidic then the Roma and is preferred by many gourmet chefs for making sauce. In fact, due to their renowned high quality and origins near Naples, San Marzano tomatoes are the only tomatoes that can be used for authentic Vera Pizza Neapolitan (True Neapolitan Pizza).