Garden-Ripe Tomatoes

If you’re usually disappointed by supermarket tomatoes (and who isn’t?), then you’re in for an exceptional treat.

Tended by hand and picked as they ripen, these big, firm Florida beauties are plump, juicy and bright red all the way through. Begging to be sliced and served fresh…on a BLT, in a salad, or all by themselves.

Botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable! 🙂

  • Available November through April

Tomatoes were first cultivated in 700 AD by Aztecs and Incas. Explorers returning from Mexico introduced the tomato into Europe, where it was first mentioned in 1556. The French called it “the apple of love,” the Germans “the apple of paradise.”

Did you know that men who eat two or more servings of tomato products average a 35 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk?

The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which mean “wolf peach”. It is a cousin of the eggplant, red pepper, ground cherry, potato, and the highly toxic belladonna, also known as the nightshade or solanaccae. There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.

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