You may well ask yourself, “So when I’m out at the farmers market, you know, buying the freshest Florida tomatoes possible, how do I know what I’m looking at?”
Here’s your handy guide to the varieties of tomatoes most commonly grown here in Florida.
Although you can use any fresh you want almost any way you want, most tomatoes cultivated in Florida fall into five categories distinguished by shape and function.
Look for tomatoes in these varieties: rounds (for tomato juice), plums (for tomato paste), cherries and grapes (for salads and snacks) and beefsteaks (for slicing).
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