That's right, they're almost here! Tomato season is just around the corner.
Heirloom varieties tend to be more delicate and perishable than other tomatoes, so you might want to be a little more cautious with storing them . These beauties are worth the extra care!
Here are some tips to keep your tomatoes delicious until eating:
- Do NOT refrigerate. Refrigeration will lead to a mealy and flavorless tomato. Instead keep them at 55 - 70 degrees. They will usually keep well on your kitchen counter.
- Store them sitting upside down. Yes, I mean sitting on their stem. This is because the bottoms are typically more ripe than the tops therefore the tops handle the weight better.
- Try to finish the tomato at the same sitting or shortly after. Since you don't want to refrigerate, it is better to stick with this rule of thumb.