Tomato cultivation was imported to Europe by the Spaniards as an ornamental plant for the vividness of its colors, the scarlet red of the fruit and the bright green of its leaves, only later has been considered for the delight of its taste.

There are many varieties commonly cultivated for table consumption and for industrial production, with round fruits, pear-shaped or oval, with smooth or ribbed surface and with a color ranging from orange to deep red. In addition to the family-run production for daily use or for home canning, there are several industrial productions in which farmers are now geared to practice the integrated pest management, with advantages in the final quality of the product. This way they obtain characteristic genuine fruits for the reduced size of the form and for their very sweet taste. Excellent to be tasted in a salad with a little olive oil that enhances its organoleptic characteristics, but also necessary in many dishes and seasonings of the Sardinian cuisine.

In the countryside of the Middle Campidano tomato cultivation is very widespread, and it is not uncommon along the country roads to see big fields colored by ripe fruit, particularly in lowlands plains such as those of Serramanna, Samassi, Villasor, where every year takes place ‘The tomato feast’ with tastings that are not limited only to tomato but include also many local products.

Origin of the tomato: 100% Sardinian

Oristano (OR)

Cultivated hectares: 100

Its territory is in the vast plain of Campidano, extending from the coast to the inland areas it includes the villages of Silì, Massama, Donigala Fenughedu, Nuraxinieddu, Masainas, San Quirico and Torregrande.

The history of the city is linked to the ‘Giudicale’ period (held by judges), during which in the city developed one of the most original and noble form of state of the island’s history.

San Vero Milis (OR)

Cultivated hectares: 56

San Vero Milis is an important agricultural and wine center, famous for the craft of baskets.

Significant is the bell tower of the parish in Baroque style. Interesting are also the surroundings of the village, including a large area of the Sinis peninsula.

Important ponds  are those of ‘Is Benas’ and ‘Sale Porcus’ for the presence of flamingos.

Solarussa (OR)

Cultivated hectares: 25

Agricultural center in the Tirso valley in the heart of the major Campidano.

The fertility of the soil makes possible the cultivation of many cultivations: artichokes, tomatoes, watermelons, melons and olives.

Artistically significant is the  Romanesque church made in trachyte dedicated to St. Gregory the Great dating from the thirteenth century, belonged to the ‘Camaldolesi’ monks.

Cabras (OR)

Cultivated hectares: 12

Cabras is a small town close to the homonymous pond.

Nowdays the village is living a strong economic development, thanks to the fishing industry and to the so called ‘gold of Cabras’, the bottarga -dried mullet eggs- which are an important ingredient of many typical dishes.

Zeddiani (OR)

Cultivated hectares: 3.5

The village lies on a fertile land characterized by grain fields and vineyards that produce renowned products.

The village stands out for the textile and handicraft production and above all for the popular production of Vernaccia wine.

Significant is the church of Madonna delle Grazie -lady of Graces-, founded in the thirteenth century and rebuilt in the seventeenth century.

Serramanna (VS)

Cultivated hectares: 63

The town is in the center of the Campidano.

It is a center with tipically agricultural economy, based on the cultivation of citrus fruits, cereals, artichokes, tomatoes, sugar beet; here is also carried on the animal breeding, especially sheep and pig.

The old part of the town is characterized by the traditional homes from Campidano.

Samassi (VS)

Cultivated Hectares: 55

Samassi is in the province of Medio Campidano.

Crossed by the Flumini Mannu, the village has shown since its origins a strong propensity for agriculture.

Its fields are cultivated with cereals, fruits, wine grapes and vegetables.

The main product is the violet artichoke, for which every year since 1987 a festival takes place.

Serrenti (VS)

Cultivated hectares: 5.5

The town of Serrenti overlooks the great plain of the Campidano.

The area is rich of several sites of artistic, natural and archaeological interest; among them the best known are the  nuragici’ sites -from the Nuragic age- in ‘Nuraxi oliri’, ‘Bruncu of nuraxi’, and the Holy well at the place of ‘Cuccui’.

Nuraminis (CA)

Cultivated hectares: 10

Village in the province of Cagliari, Nuraminis is characterized by an important agricultural activity, mostly for cereals.

Frequented by man since ancient times, its territory hosts many important archaeological antiquities, like the nuragic site of Santa Maria, where you can visit an evocative holy well.

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