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Heirloom Rosso Bruno Tomatoes
Inventory, 11 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 06/05/14
Rosso Brunno tomatoes are available year round.
The Russo Bruno tomato is an heirloom hybrid variety that is unique to the fresh tomato market as it is grown specifically as a fresh eating winter tomato bred for flavor. Most winter tomatoes AKA off-season tomatoes, are bred for shipping capabilities. The winter tomatoes are harvested green and processed in ethylene, which induces the red coloring in green tomatoes versus natural ripening. Regardless of being bred for flavor, the Russo Bruno has a significantly long post-vine shelf life.
Like all tomato varieties, changes in color rule the flavor and texture of Rosso Bruno tomatoes. These colors will indicate the stage of maturity of the fruit and how its flavor and texture will taste. At its first sign of ripeness the tomato is firm, sweet and tart and it has its signature red-brown coloring with green shoulders. As it ripens the green fades, the flesh becomes tender firm, juicier and more flavorful and at its peak maturity, the Russo Bruno is soft, with low-acid exceptionally rich and sweet flavor and deep brown colorings.
The Russo Bruno is a preferred fresh-eating salad and sandwich tomato, though it can lend itself to sauces, roasting and soups. Russo Bruno tomatoes can easily replace common red tomatoes as a a pizza ingredient or salsa base. Russo Bruno tomatoes pair well with soft, young cheeses such as chevre and burrata as well as aged cheeses like pecorino and parmesan. They can be paired with citrus, melons, herbs such as basil, cilantro and rosemary, eggplant, mushrooms, chiles both mild and hot, poultry, pork, seafood, vinaigrettes, aged balsamic vinegar and cream based-sauces like bechamel.
All tomatoes can trace their heritage to the the Andean highlands and coastal plains of Chile, Ecuador and Peru, where wild tomatoes were first discovered. The very first cultivation of tomatoes occurred at the cross-section of the Mexican states, Veracruz and Puebla. Rosso Bruno tomatoes thrive in the same growing conditions as their ancestors, preferring dry, arid climates where rainfall is scarce and the only precipitation is often provided by the ocean air. The Russo Bruno tomato was developed by plant breeder, Kanti Rawal for Dulcinea Farms.
Recipes that include Heirloom Rosso Bruno Tomatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Umami Girl||The Enlightened Sandwich|
|Dinners For a Year and Beyond||Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille with Parmesan Polenta|
|Dulcinea||Tomato and Watermelon Summer Salad|
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