The Escalon Difference Producing the world’s most premium brands of fresh-pack tomatoes and tomato sauces is no accident. It’s a process. And the Escalon process results in products so tantalizing in color, and so true to the sweet taste of fresh tomatoes, you will think they were just plucked from the vine. You need Flash to view this page Download a free Flash player here. Why Escalon? Tomato Breeding Program Our own select tomato varieties are carefully nurtured and harvested to Escalon's exacting standards. Why Escalon? Steam Peeling No chemicals, no lye; only natural steam peeling similar to the home canning process. Why Escalon? Low-Temperature Processing By minimizing heat and cooking time, Escalon captures more fresh tomato color and flavor. Why Escalon? No Added Citric Acid Because it imparts a noticeable bitter taste, we never add citric acid in our process, as many of our competitors do. 1 2 3 4 5 Sign Up forField Notes Receive our seasonal e-newsletter. Request a Sample See for yourself the difference premium tomatoes can make. See our products! See what makes our tomatoes different.