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Tomatoes - Grandpa's **Our Own Variety (Not Available)

Our famous tomato – named after Angie, the seed for Grandpa’s tomatoes has been passed down through the generations of our family. They are full of flavour and have a unique shape – they really are the way tomatoes were meant to be!

How do we make sure we provide top quality Grandpa’s tomatoes?

Simple – we grow them ourselves! We draw on over 70 years of horticultural experience to grow delicious, flavoursome and gourmet Grandpa’s tomatoes. We only hand-pick grandpa’s tomatoes if they are plump and heavy for their size (density is a good indicator of flavour). We also make sure the tomatoes have a firm, shiny skin (no wrinkles). We then pass them through an aroma test – the tomato should have a slight, crisp aroma which increases with ripeness. The tomato should also yield slightly to the touch, to guarantee taste. 

 

Where do we source our Grandpa’s tomatoes from?

Our Grandpa’s tomatoes come direct from our farm – planted, cultivated and hand-picked by Sam and the team. The variety thrives in our quick-draining and nutrient-rich soils!

 

 

What is the best way to keep Grandpa’s tomatoes?

Grandpa’s tomatoes store best in the fridge. Remove an hour or so before eating, to enhance their flavour. If you want to ripen them quickly, leave them on the bench, their best ripening temperatures are between 18°C and 21°C; with a relative humidity between 90%-95%. Also, don’t store them in direct sunlight; sunlight tends to ripen them unevenly. 

 

 

Grandpa’s tomatoes nutritional information

Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also a fantastic source of lycopene, a compound which has demonstrated cancer inhibiting properties (notably prostate cancer), and may also prevent heart disease. Tomatoes are also high in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that offers protection against heart disease and cataracts. You can make the nutrients of a tomato more accessible to your body by slightly cooking it, eating it when ripe, and eating it with a little olive oil!

 

 

Grandpa’s tomatoes serving tips, suggestions and a poem!

Grandpa’s tomatoes are great when used in sandwiches, or used as a base for a pasta sauce. Sprinkle with a little salt to extract full flavour – they are absolutely delicious!


I was on the vine this morning

Hand-picked with love and care

I'm ugly but delicious

With a hint of old-time flare


After I make the journey from

The paddock to your home

Just leave me on the kitchen bench

To ripen on my own


Put me on a cracker

With a slice of cheese and ham

Add a dash of salt and pepper

Or eat me as I am


I am the way I used to be

No others to be found

I'm a Grandpa's Tomato

The tastiest tomato around!!

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