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Pork Chop Heirloom Tomatoes
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The Pork Chop tomato is a medium-sized beefsteak tomato with a slightly flattened globe shape and an average weight of eight to twelve ounces. It ripens to a beautiful shade of gold, exhibiting some thin green stripes along the way, and has a delectable, rich and sweet flavor with very low acid and a mild, citrusy tang. The Pork Chop tomato plant is an indeterminate variety, categorized by its long vines that will continue to grow and produce fruit all season until killed by frost.
Pork Chop tomatoes are available in the summer and fall.
The Pork Chop tomato is a variety of Solanum lycopersicum that is a true yellow tomato, where most “yellow” tomatoes are actually a shade of orange. These thin skinned fruits contain some of the lowest acid levels for sensitive stomachs, yet are packed with the nutritious antioxidant, Lycopene. These Pork Chop tomatoes are grown by Loo Loo Farms in Paso Robles, CA.
Pork Chop tomatoes contain some of the lowest acid levels, making them ideal for sensitive stomachs, yet they are still packed with the nutritious antioxidant, lycopene, which has been studied for its role in the prevention of certain types of cancer. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B and C.
The Pork Chop tomato is a thin-skinned, low-acid tomato with sweet, mild citrus-like flavor, and is sure to please tomato-lovers with sensitive stomachs. Like other beefsteak-type tomatoes, its thick, meaty slices are wonderful on sandwiches or burgers. It can even be cooked into a bright and flavorful yellow tomato sauce! Tomatoes pair well with both savory and sweet herbs, as well as soft cheeses. Store tomatoes at room temperature until ripe, after which refrigeration can be used to slow the process of decay and prevent further ripening.
Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms in northern California is known in the California Bay Area as “the tomato guy”. He is credited with developing many unique open-pollinated cultivars, like Pork Chop, using heirloom genetics and conventional breeding techniques, with a focus on color, shape, size, and taste.
The Pork Chop tomato originated from Wild Boar Farms in northern California, and was bred by tomato farmer, Brad Gates. Tomatoes are warm-weather plants and are not at all hardy, so it is important that they be planted only after the danger of frost has passed.
Recipes that include Pork Chop Heirloom Tomatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
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