Tomatoe

Specifications

HANDLING

  • Do not refrigerate
  • Cold temperature will minimise flavor and firmness
  • Ethylene producer
  • Do not mist

MERCHANDISING

  • Consumers love red, succulent tomatoes
  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Handle gently to avoid bruising

STORAGE

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SIZE CHART

    Size

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Xlarge
  • Jumbo
    CTN 25LB

  • 160 count
  • 140-160 count
  • 115-135 count
  • 95-100 count
  • 90 count
    RPC 35LB

  • 220 count
  • 190 count
  • 160 count
  • 130 count
  • 125 count

PACKAGING


Growing regions

Description

The tomato is, strictly speaking, a fruit, as born from a flower and seed which has born another bush. Whether we call it tomato or jitomate depending on the region of Mexico where you are cooking, is one of the most used in the kitchen of our country and many countries in the world. It is mostly used in salads ingredients, dishes and fresh juice. The food industry prepares in countless ways: from juices, purees, canned whole peeled, fried up as an ingredient in various chutneys, jams, essentially for the production of food, flavors and products tomatoes.

In other words, the tomato is in many of the things we eat.

Del verde al rojo gelatinoso

Red tomato is the common name of the plant climbers and long stems. The leaves have serrated edges; yellow flowers have five pieces collected in lateral clusters. The tomato is a fruit of generally rounded and flattened, except some varieties of fruit elongated, as saladette. Although they are of different sizes, it's usually a large fruit. Sometimes it is not completely smooth, but has more or less deep wedges. At maturity turns red in the peel and pulp, which is somewhat gelatinous seeds divided into cores. The tomato color, green at first and when mature red is due to a substitution of chlorophyll per carotenes. The most popular varieties are saladette, ball and cherry.

Is a very versatile plant that grows well in most climates and grounds. The limit is the land where frosts occur because they can kill the plant. Another factor that may affect their growth strong could be dry winds. It prefers neutral, loose soils without waterlogging. A land rich in nutrients and especially the well-rotted manure favor the fruits are thicker.

Beginning to scratch

Tomatoes are seeded first at a nursery and then transplanted to their final place. They should be in a place protected from direct sunlight and wind. It is best to use a greenhouse or a drawer with cristal cover.

At the time of harvest, the fruits are cut by hand when streaking, acquire reddish. The nutritional value and perfume are larger when ripe tomato sun in the countryside.

Availability

    Jan - Mar

  • 10%
  • 35%
  • 30%
  • 15%
  • 10%
    Apr - Jun

  • 8%
  • 38%
  • 33%
  • 12%
  • 9%
    Jul - Sep

  • 7%
  • 36%
  • 35%
  • 10%
  • 12%
    Oct - Dec

  • 12%
  • 35%
  • 33%
  • 10%
  • 10%

Process

MATURITY
Breaker
Mostly green with a hint of red starting to emerge.
Turning
Still green with more prevalent shades of red.
Salmon
Primarily "salmon" (light pink).
Pink
Hint of green. Greater concentration of red. Still very firm.
Light red
No green. Most popular arrival condition. Still very firm.
Red
Over 90% rose red. Still firm.

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