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Our tomatoes are ripening up well in this lovely weather. We are having to pick every day at the moment though to beat the birds to them!
My Grandad was one of the first in the Southern Hemisphere to grow indoor tomatoes post WW2 in Mangere. My Dad and Uncles then carried it on and were one of the first to grow them hydroponically. Basically what I'm trying to say is growing tomatoes runs deep in my family.
We grow our's semi outdoors (just a cover over the top to keep the rain off). They just don't compare to the supermarket ones. They are full of flavour because they have been ripened naturally and there has been no nasty sprays used on them.
We have medium sized, cherry and low acid Roma varieties available online and in our farm shop. We have a limited supply available at the markets as the online orders and farm shop have been so busy.
If you are growing them yourself and have an abundance then you may like to try Annabel Langbein's 'Harvest Tomato Sauce'. It is a great favourite of ours and we bottle up a few dozen Agee jars of it to get us through Winter each year.