Tomato

Classic TomatoesStubbins grow and supply the full range of tomato types from classic round varieties and ‘on the vine’ types to a range of speciality mixed colour varieties. We grow British tomatoes when in season and have growing partners in Italy, Holland, Spain, Canary Islands, Poland, Turkey and Morocco. Tomatoes are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, flavours and colours based around red, green, and yellow.

Properties:

Tomatoes contain vitamins C and E in abundance. Tomatoes also contain beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A within the body. Tomatoes contain 94% of their weight in water; they also contain small amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Health benefits:

Tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants and carotenoids such as Lycopene which studies have shown may be beneficial in the fight against several types of cancer. Ripe red tomatoes are more likely to contain higher levels of Lycopene than paler or other coloured tomatoes.

Variety characteristics:

Classic round tomatoes are ideal for salads, grilling, baking or frying and can be used as an ingredient for soups and sauces.

Piccolo TomatoesCherry tomatoes are varieties grown small for sweetness. Most cherry tomatoes are red, but orange and yellow varieties are also available. Cherry tomatoes are sweet and aromatic when ripe and can be eaten whole or sliced on salads or oven roasted for winter meals.

Beef tomatoes are a variety grown large. A firm multi-locular (many segments) structure makes them excellent for slicing. They are also good for stuffing and baking whole.

Plum TomatoesPlum tomatoes have a very distinctive oval shape. Their flesh should be firm and have high dry matter suitable for pizzas, soups and pasta dishes, whilst their fleshy texture makes them ideal for barbecues.

Vine ripened tomatoes may be round, cherry or plum types, and are often sold still attached to the fruiting stem. The smallest plum types of tomatoes are sometimes called baby plum and slightly larger ones midi-plum.

Speciality TomatoesSpeciality tomatoes are something a little different. The various varieties that are available can be large or small, black, orange, yellow, pink, green or even tiger striped. These varieties of speciality tomato are ideal if you want to make an impact on the plate.

Classic and Vine Tomato availability:

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Cherry and Baby Plum Tomato availability:

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Midi and Large Plum availability:

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