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Ugly Ripe tomatoes


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Ugly Ripe tomatoes

Roy | Dec 26, 2004 11:15 AM

A current news item relates to something called Ugly Ripe tomatoes which have been marketed extensively in states other than Florida where they are grown. The"Florida Tomato Committee" is banning their export because the tomatoes look less than perfect although the growers say they are far more flavorful than the approved exports. Something akin to granny's garden produce.
I bought a package of 3 for $2.49 in Connecticut last week. My opinion, they have the same distinctive lack of flavor and mealiness as every other Florida tomato. If you need color in your salad, you're better off adding some red peppers or a radish.

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