1. What is the best way to store tomatoes?
Tomatoes should not be kept in the fridge, as the cold makes them get soft, mushy, and mealy. Instead, you should keep your tomatoes in a paper bag on your kitchen counter or in a cabinet.
2. Are any of your tomatoes genetically modified (GMO)?
No, we do not grow any genetically modified crops at Millennium Pacific. All of our tomatoes are grown from European seeds, and GMO crops are banned in much of Europe.
3. Are the tomato plants grown from seeds each year?
Yes. All of our tomato plants are grown from seeds each year, and we use grafting techniques to obtain the best quality tomatoes as possible.
4. Does vine-ripening create any difference in taste?
Vine-ripening is crucial for the quality and taste of our tomatoes. We patiently wait for our tomatoes to naturally ripen and develop their full flavour, and then only pick them.
5. What are some of the health benefits of tomatoes?
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, folate, and potassium, and are low in sodium and calories. Tomatoes are also rich in Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the risk for certain cancers. Lycopene also makes skin less sensitive to UV light damage, which is the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles.
6. A classic question, are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable?
The tomato is a fruit, but for culinary purposes it is used as a vegetable, so we would say it is both. You can eat them just like fruits or you can use them in cooking as vegetable.
7. How many tomato plants can be grown in a single greenhouse?
In our commercial greenhouses we can grow hundreds of thousands of plants.