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

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


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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.