Pink Tiger Cherry Tomatoes
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Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes have an elongated shape, about 5 centimeters long, and they weigh just under an ounce. Their soft, crack-resistant skin is dark pink with yellow-orange stripes, and their flesh is firm like other plum-type tomatoes, though they are still somewhat juicy. They offer a slightly tropical, sweet flavor balanced with acidity. The prolific indeterminate plants with continue to produce ample fruit throughout the season, though the fruits can also be picked early and allowed to ripen off the vine without impeding the quality of flavor.
Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes are available in the summer.
Tomatoes belong to the Solanaceae family, commonly known as the nightshade family, along with potatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tobacco. They are scientifically known as Solanum lycopersicum or Lycopersicon esculentum. Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes are part of the Artisan Tomato™ Collection by Artisan Seeds. They are one of several “tiger” tomatoes in the collection, alongside lucky tiger and green tiger tomatoes. Artisan Seeds is known for their unique handcrafted varieties that are bred purposefully for small growers and local or specialty markets.
Tomatoes are a great source of fiber, carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, and they are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid. They also contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including, lycopene, which has been linked with cancer prevention in several studies.
Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes can be used in both raw and cooked applications. Their sweetly acidic flavor can be enjoyed fresh, and their vibrant striped appearance can add a pop of color to salads and fruit or vegetable platters. They can also be sautéed, grilled, baked, stewed, or made into a sauce, and they pair especially well with fresh herbs and young cheeses. Store Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes away from direct sunlight at room temperature for approximately two to three days, or until ripe and ready to use, after which refrigeration can slow the process of decay. Bring chilled tomatoes to room temperature before serving raw, or simply add to cooked preparations.
The Artisan Tomato™ Collection is recognized for offering tomatoes that combine desirable sweet tomato flavor with rare colors or markings, as well as exceptional crack resistance. The tomatoes of this collection, including the Pink Tiger, originate in California, where chefs across the state have praised them for their flavors, appearance, and versatility in the kitchen.
Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes were developed by Artisan Seeds, the breeding venture of Baia Nicchia Farm located in Sunol, California, which collaborates with gardeners and farmers to create their artisan varieties. Pink Tiger cherry tomatoes are widely adaptable, and are suitable for growing outdoors and in greenhouses.