How to pick the perfect tomato: 7 key tips from an experienced farmer


Everyone loves to have fresh produce in their home since being able to cook healthy meals for ourselves and our families is important.

So, we always want to make sure we’re buying the best produce that is available to us. Especially, when we purchase tomatoes.

Selecting the right juicy tomato can taste even better than candy.

It’s easy to just grab a bunch of tomatoes from the grocery store and be on your way without considering its shape, size or color.

And if you’re thinking that the farmer’s market is the only place where you can score some quality tomatoes… you are wrong my friend. You can get perfectly delectable tomatoes from your local grocer too.

Here is the ultimate guide on how to select the most delicious tomatoes that you can find.

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1) Regardless of where you buy, you have to know what you’re looking for: large tomatoes or small tomatoes

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2) Choose large tomatoes that have deep coloring

According to Kitchn, when shopping for larger tomatoes the most important thing you’ll want to look for is tomatoes that have deep coloring. This color should be even throughout the entire tomato.

3) Avoid red tomatoes with yellow or green patches haven’t been fully ripened on the vine.

Farmer’s will sometimes prematurely pick green tomatoes because they are easier to pack but this compromises the flavor.

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4) Your tomato should have some weight to it and feel firm and dense.

Next, you’ll want to take the tomato and hold it in the palm of your hand without squeezing.

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