A Quebec grower is trying his hand at growing fresh San Marzano tomatoes in Canada according to Fresh Plaza. The San Marzano tomato is thinner, more pointed and has thicker flesh with fewer seeds than a traditional, better known Roma tomato which makes it a stronger, sweeter, less acidic option. “We’re planting it this year as an experiment. We’ve always done Roma tomatoes and we were approached by a chain store specifically asking for San Marzano tomatoes,” says Alex Zenebisis of EagleXport/Alcaro Farms in Montreal, QC., adding that it has also seen increased demand in recent years on its Roma tomatoes. 

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