Freshly picked Australian tomatoes....
Freshly picked Australian tomatoes.
8-10 tomatoes = 1kg
not in stock or out of season
Tomatoes originated in South America and were spread by the Spanish throughout their colonies. In Europe in the 1540s, the tomato became known as poma d’oro (‘gold apple’) in Italy and pomme d’amour (‘love apple’) in France. Initially, tomatoes were regarded with suspicion, considered poisonous and, even worse, an aphrodisiac. This mistrust was founded by their presence in the Solanaceae family, whose other members include the deadly nightshade plant, eggplant, capsicum and potatoes.
Choose plump, heavy, fragrant, blemish-free ones. Cold storage increases keeping times but can cause loss of flavour and texture. Ripen and store large tomatoes at room temperature. Tomatoes for cooking can be stored in the fridge. For smaller ripe tomatoes, store in the fridge and bring to room temperature before eating.