**SPECIAL ALERT** Tomatoes - Grandpa's **Our Own Variety
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!