Meet the Romano family who have been growing capri tomatoes in Nelson since the 1940s


Meet the Romano family who have been growing capri tomatoes in Nelson since the 1940s

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Author Vanessa Lewis
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NZ Life & Leisure
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Publisher NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group
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Language English
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Topic Nelson, Tomato Growers, Italians in New Zealand, Romano Family
Time reference 1940 to present
Geographic reference Nelson, The Wood


Tony Romano and his wife Gemma photographed in the 1960s












Tony Romano was one of the first Nelson tomato growers to grow the capri commercially. His father Cataldo arrived in 1925 as a 16-year-old, and together with several of his compatriots helped build a thriving tomato industry in The Wood, an area that soon became known as Nelson’s Little Italy.