Alabama NewsCenter — Take Advantage of Alabama Tomato Season With These Tips

| September 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am

By Eric Velasco

Most heirloom tomatoes look nothing like the uniform, mass-produced red orbs sold in groceries. For starters, they’re a rainbow of colors — yellow, orange, pink, red, green and purple. Some have more ridges and folds than a Shar-Pei puppy, or they can have cosmetic imperfections.

Fortunately, they also don’t taste like the often mealy and generally bland hybrids commonly found in supermarkets. The flavors of a ripe heirloom boldly dance along the border between sweetness and acidity.

These prized old-fashioned varieties have been selected through the years for their exceptional flavor. But they’re delicate, requiring special care from field to fork.

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