Botanically, tomatoes belong to the berries. They are sold loose or as a panicle. In common parlance, panicle tomatoes are often also called ‘vine tomatoes’. There are also large flesh tomatoes, slightly smaller round tomatoes, very small cherry tomatoes and elongated Roma tomatoes, which are also available as Roma cherry tomatoes.
Did you know? … Tomatoes are by far the most important vegetable for Germans, with 7.4 kg per capita consumption per year. As late as the 19th century, the tomato was still thought to be a poisonous nightshade plant suspected of sparking a kind of love madness. It only came to Germany around 1890 and became a ‘popular people’s food’ after the First World War.
Tomatoes should generally not be stored below 10°C – preferably at room temperature and not in the refrigerator. They lose considerable flavour if stored too cool.
Varieties available at LLOMBART
Panicle tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, round tomatoes, Roma tomatoes.
Brands available at LLOMBART
Casi and other supplier brands