I love a weird tomato, and this 'Reisetomate' from Baker Creek is as weird as it gets. I'll let them tell it:
"The most novel tomato we have seen, this tomato is like a big
bunch of cherry tomatoes all fused together: an amazing trait
that had everyone here asking questions about the alien-looking,
bumpy tomatoes. Also called “Traveler tomato” (“reise” is
German for “travel” or “journey”) for the ability to tear it apart
a piece at a time, with no need for a knife. This type of tomato
traces its roots to Central America where the native people
would carry traveler tomatoes on trips, to eat as they walked.
Bright red tomatoes taste–well, rather sour, strong and acid.
The perfect tomato for those who love raw lemons, but who
cares? They are still far-out and groovy."
By the way, I see they've opened a "seed bank" in an old bank building in Petaluma, CA. I'll have to check it out next time I'm there. Has anyone been?Posted by Amy Stewart on December 30, 2009 at 6:05 am, in the category Eat This.