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Black Pearl tomatoes 480g

Black Pearl tomatoes 480g

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Availability: In stock

£3.30

Black Pearl tomatoes combine a handsome ribbed shape with a striking variegated red/green colour, blushing to an almost purple tinge as they ripen. Don’t wait for them to turn completely; they ripen from the inside out, so will remain slightly green on the outside even at their ripest. They are thick fleshed, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavour.

Cooking

It seems a shame to do little more than eat them raw, sliced and simply dressed or as part of a salad of complementary bedfellows. Try to slice or wedge them so as to best show off

their shape and colour. They can be baked, halved or as a thinly layered gratin, or will collapse into a mellow sauce if diced and sautéed with a little onion and garlic.

Storage

Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Best kept out of the fridge and on a cool veg rack. Underripe tomatoes can be kept at room temperature, very ripe in the fridge - but bring to room temperature before eating for flavour.

Class

Our tomatoes are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).

Country of origin

Grown in Spain.