Tomato Vine RipeRegular price $52.00 $75.00 Sale priceSave $23.00 Save $23.00
Organic Ripe Vine Tomato
Vine-ripened tomatoes are those that are picked at the breaker stage, which occurs when they show the first signs of changing color. Tomatoes are picked at this point to ensure optimum quality by the time the fruit gets to the supermarket or your table. Most consumers prefer a tomato that is at its peak maturity, so picking the tomato later may result in a fruit that is soft or showing signs of rot by the time it reaches its final destination.
Tomatoes continue to ripen off the vine. The qualities necessary to make a quality tomato are present when the first hint of color appears at the blossom end. A tomato picked before it is fully ripe can have the same flavor as one picked later.