Escalon tomatoes perform well in the kitchen and taste noticeably fresher than other brands due to quality measures at every step of cultivation and processing.
In the field
Each season, our tomato crop begins with seed varieties that have been carefully cultivated by our research team to provide the best balance of flavor, aroma, and color. Many of the growers who plant these seeds were handpicked by Cristoforo Colombo more than 50 years ago.
our trained quality assurance staff inspects each load and provides a detailed report card for each load of incoming tomatoes.
In the plant
Experienced hand sorters supplement electronic sorters to remove tomatoes that don’t meet our exacting standards. All of our peeled products are naturally steam peeled with water instead of lye, protecting the environment and their flavor.
Minimal processing heat and cooking time
means we capture more of each tomato’s fresh flavor and color. And unlike some other processors, we never add bitter citric acid to lower our tomatoes’ pH simply to run our lines faster. We focus on quality, not quantity, to ensure the flavor stays true and delicious.