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Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - with Nick Mo­raitis

KEEP an eye out for truss toma­toes this week which are a good buy.

A lot of crops have come on to the mar­ket push­ing down the price.

This type of tomato is typ­i­cally grown in glass houses mainly in Vic­to­ria and South Aus­tralia. The glass houses are built in Hol­land and sent to Aus­tralia in pieces to be put to­gether.

It is a grow­ing in­dus­try with truss toma­toes ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a surge in pop­u­lar­ity in the past cou­ple of years.

Some peo­ple say they as sweeter and tastier than field toma­toes.

When it comes to buy­ing toma­toes, you should buy them when they are firm be­cause if the fruit is too soft it will go mushy. Many peo­ple en­joy eat­ing very ripe toma­toes, but I pre­fer them just a lit­tle bit un­der­done.

Other pro­duce that is good value this week in­clude cel­ery, kale, paw­paw and pink lady ap­ples.

Nick Mo­raitis is the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of fresh pro­duce en­ter­prise Primo Mo­raitis Fresh

TRUSS TOMA­TOES Cost: from $8.90/kg

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