• Refrigeration kills the flavor of tomatoes. Great news! There is also evidence that tomatoes originated in Mexico. “The hybrids that were developed for taste, not for shipping, can hold up to any heirloom out there,” Mr. Rabin said. “More tomatoes on the vine means more sauce for the winter,” she said. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that tomatoes were not linked to the current salmonella outbreak. Good to see you. Related: What are the most popular tours in Atlantic City? I don't believe Jerseys tomatoes are the best...neither are the once grown in Louisiana...I believe the best Beefsteak tomatoes are grown right here in my yard in Ontario...HeHeHe, Isn't it just heavenly to just grab a still sun-warm jewel and just toss it into a fresh garden salad. However; after reading this article, I'm actually honored and realize that I am sooooooo fabulous. Being a Jersey girl myself, I am in total accord with you about everything you said about Jersey tomatoes. Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on April 11, 2008: I hope whatever they were, those tomatoes were good, Eric. I have often been referred to as "The Jersey Tomato" by my husband's Brookly family. Tomatoes are available now through late-September wherever you buy produce. Since 2001, the Rutgers Agricultural Extension Service has invited the public to evaluate about 150 tomato varieties. This is perhaps the broadest of the tomato categories, and contains a host of variations under its umbrella. Thanks for stopping by. Oh I bought her some peaches too. I agree with you about home grown tomatoes and I love tomato soup too--ditto sliced tomatoes on sandwiches and in salads with fresh basil--yum. Here are our beefsteak tomato … And I bought some for my carless neighbor. It's alll over for tomatoes till next year--here come the pumpkins and squashes but never fear-- Jersey tomatoes will rise again next summer. thanks for your hub - I have always loved tomatoes particularly in a sandwich with freshly black ground pepper. Atlantic City Scavenger Hunt: Roll The Dice In America's Playground, Key West International Airport One Way Transfer, All Bets Are Off: Atlantic City Bar Crawl, http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. Even our dog loves the small ones we grow here in a flower bed. They also had wonderful pear and apple trees, and it was my job to pick all the fruit that had fallen to the ground, so she could make her absolutely delectable pies. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. L. esculentum is probably derived from Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium which is indigenous to Peru and Ecuador. Australia on September 01, 2008: Australia - and we had an interesting experience this year; my son tipped the compost into the front garden on Boxing Day ( summer) and despite all the naysayers saying that we wouldn't get any tomatoes because it was too late to plant them I picked tomatoes right up until july (mid winter)  - admittedly they were not very big (with many varieties sprouting)  and didn't ripen in the garden as it was an ongoing fight with the frost. The cherry tomato is widely used in Mexico and has many Indiana names. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). • Beefsteak tomatoes got their name because they don’t have the hard greenish-white core. These tomatoes show a great diversity in size and shape and include all color types known which are pink, red, and yellow. And the final of the major Jersey tomato categories is, of course, the heirloom tomato. The tomato originated in South America due to the wild species found from Ecuador to Chile. And again, a lot of that has to do with Jersey Fresh, which has a value-added program of "Made With Jersey Fresh" for products such as sauces, canned tomatoes, and condiments. LARGE TOMATOES Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter (also known as Radiator Charlie’s), Hawaiian Pineapple, Pruden’s Purple. It is an awesome charge in a state where “Jersey tomato” is as prideful a phrase as “Jersey girl.” It is even more so this year, as Mr. Rabin helps to bring back to market a lost variety that was once virtually the definition of the Jersey tomato. How do I get from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Atlantic City? The best-flavored beefsteaks are late season varieties, taking 80 to 90 days to mature. It's the oldest such program in the nation, and other states have since taken notice and started their own statewide brands. Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on September 02, 2008: ajcor from NSW. And a big reason for the success? cerasiforme (cherry tomato) is considered a wild plant in the tropics and subtropics. I was out fufilling my weekend warrior duties, got home recently and just now had a chance to taste the 1st one. I'm gonna add it to the hub. So if you like you can eat some and plant the rest. For more information, visit JerseyFresh.nj.gov and be sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram for recipe videos. They are generally large, not symetrical but are plump, extra juicy and very delicious. HEE HEE HEE. I have had a desire to taste one for a long time, but now, thanks to your tasty hub, I crave them. “When I hear these young chefs gushing about heirlooms, I wonder: haven’t they ever tasted a Big Boy, or an Early Girl?”. “Simple as that.”. It's their ignorance and insecurities that these comments are made of. These generally are larger tomatoes, more kidney-shaped than round, and usually have "shoulders". Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on April 09, 2008: Hi Zsuzsy--I like the idea of the great tomato debate--a virtual "tomato tasting"LOL and you are right, fresh, right out of the garden tomatoes are great anywhere, anytime.

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