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Tomatoes (Vine)

£1.50/Per Bunch

 

What is the difference between vine tomatoes and regular tomatoes?
The individual tomatoes are larger and a little cheaper. The “vine-ripened” tomatoes are a little more expensive, but they are brighter, and they were ripened on the vine… so they must be fresher or taste better… … They are allowed to ripen on the vine before being picked.
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The individual tomatoes are larger and a little cheaper. The “vine-ripened” tomatoes are a little more expensive, but they are brighter, and they were ripened on the vine… so they must be fresher or taste better… … They are on a vine. They are allowed to ripen on the vine before being picked.

Do tomatoes last longer on the vine?
Removing the stem from a tomato opens up a hole where air, moisture, and bacteria can pass through. Keeping the stem in, or somehow sealing the “scar” from the stem, will prolong shelf life. Yes, leave the stalks in.
Why shouldn’t you refrigerate tomatoes?
Standard wisdom dictates that ripe tomatoes shouldn’t be refrigerated. In theory, this is because the cold kills their flavour-producing enzymes and ruins their texture by causing cells to rupture. … The flavor of whole tomatoes was unaffected by refrigeration. Plus, refrigerating them prolonged their shelf life by five days.