Get our tomatoes (pomme d’amour) from our online market store for only 45.00 MUR per lbs.
These garden-grown vegetables are full of flavor and texture! However, they are popular and long-lasting vegetables that can be grown in many climates. They are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, as well as vitamin K.
Method of plantation:
- Use a large pot or container (at least 20 inches in diameter) with drainage holes in the bottom.
- Use loose, well-draining soil (e.g., at least 12 inches of a good “potting mix” with added organic material).
- A tray of some sort should be placed under the pot to catch any excess water that drains out the bottom.
- Choose bush or dwarf varieties; many cherry tomatoes grow well in pots. Taller varieties may need to be staked.
- Plant one tomato (pomme d’amour) plant per pot and give each at least 6 hours of sun per day.
- Keep soil moist. Containers will dry out more quickly than garden soil, so check daily and provide extra water during heatwaves.
- Never refrigerate fresh garden tomatoes (pomme d’amour). Doing so spoils the flavor as well as texture that give them that garden tomato taste.
- To freeze, core fresh and unblemished tomatoes (pomme d’amour) and place them whole in freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. The skins will slip off when they thaw.
- Do not simply put fresh tomatoes (pomme d’amour) in the refrigerator, they’ll go limp in a few hours.
WIT & WISDOM:
- Ease a headache by drinking tomato (pomme d’amour) juice blended with fresh basil.
- In 1781, there is the record of Thomas Jefferson—an experimental farmer—raising tomatoes for his guests.