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    Posted: April 17 2013 at 18:19
Originally posted by Bitterblogger

Grapes aren't getting any coverage here.
Concords can't be beat, except for the damned seeds
Grapes are also best eaten frozen, unless you're having ambrosia.

I haven't had frozen grapes, but frozen blackberries are heavenly.  My aunt and uncle have bushes in their back yard, and they freeze pounds of them when they're ripe.
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Grapes aren't getting any coverage here.
Concords can't be beat, except for the damned seeds
Grapes are also best eaten frozen, unless you're having ambrosia.
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Tasty.
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Let's just say I'd rather eat other things
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 21:25
I only learned to love tomatoes once I tasted homegrown (first from my father-in-law's garden, now our fledgling one).  Supermarket tomatoes are a non-starter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 19:01
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

I love both cherry and grape tomatoes.
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I don't care for tomatoes to begin with but sometimes I'll make myself eat them in a salad.

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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Storebought tomatoes are disgusting regardless of the type.
 
Homegrown tomatoes are ok, the only ones I really care for though are the orange ones.
 
Ian - cherry tomatoes are the ones that are more spherical, not oblong

My point is that they are not called that here. They are baby plum  tomatoes as far as I  can tell.

edit. Thanks Dean. Got there first.Smile
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 15:55
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

I love both cherry and grape tomatoes.
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We grow our own. But I don't completely mind supermarket ones.

Edited by DisgruntledPorcupine - April 15 2013 at 15:52
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:35
Option #1: "They are alright". Sour enough for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HemispheresOfXanadu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:21
Not a fan of any tomatoes unless they're cooked or in some kind of paste. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:13
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Snow Dog

I haven't noticed  supermarket tomatoes tasting any worse that greengrocer. I  never buy in  winter because they are awful. The best imo are summer imported from around the med.
The taste of a tomato is determined more by temperature and smell than where they were bought. Supermarket toms are just as good as grocer-sold or home-grown if you buy ones that smell like tomatoes and serve them at room temperature. The thing to avoid is on-the-vine toms as what you are smelling there is the vine not the tomato.

I'm not totally sold on vine toms anyway. A great tasting tomato is a rare find I think. My local Greengrocer swears by Dutch tomatoes while I have no time for them.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:11
Originally posted by Snow Dog

I haven't noticed  supermarket tomatoes tasting any worse that greengrocer. I  never buy in  winter because they are awful. The best imo are summer imported from around the med.
The taste of a tomato is determined more by temperature and smell than where they were bought. Supermarket toms are just as good as grocer-sold or home-grown if you buy ones that smell like tomatoes and serve them at room temperature. The thing to avoid is on-the-vine toms as what you are smelling there is the vine not the tomato.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:03
I haven't noticed  supermarket tomatoes tasting any worse that greengrocer. I  never buy in  winter because they are awful. The best imo are summer imported from around the med.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 13:00
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Storebought tomatoes are disgusting regardless of the type.
 
Homegrown tomatoes are ok, the only ones I really care for though are the orange ones.
 
Ian - cherry tomatoes are the ones that are more spherical, not oblong

My point is that they are not called that here. They are baby plum  tomatoes as far as I  can tell.

edit. Thanks Dean. Got there first.Smile


Edited by Snow Dog - April 15 2013 at 13:01
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote refugee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 12:58
So they are like small plum tomatoes? Plum tomatoes are my favourite, so I’m sure I would love the baby variety (I’ve never seen it; I buy ordinary plum tomatoes at the marked whenever they’re available).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 12:47
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Ian - cherry tomatoes are the ones that are more spherical, not oblong
In the UK these are called cherry plum, baby plum or pomodorino (as plum tomatoes are also known as Pomodoro or Italian Tomatoes, the full Italian name would be Pomodorino del Piennolo).
 
I know they are a marketting ploy, a trendy fad, terribly kitch and stuplidly overpriced, but I really like Tomberries.
 


Edited by Dean - April 15 2013 at 12:49


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They are good for shutting the dog up and making the front door stick to the outside door.


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I agree, the supermarket ones do tend to taste like newly cleaned windows.

Not to sidetrack this thread completely, yet here I go anyways..... I remember my childhood bedroom was situated so as my fathers tomato plants would climb inside my window whenever I opened it. The garden literally jumped in with all it's presence. Each summer my room smelled wonderfully fragrant of sun baked tomato.
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