Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

IBET that when most peo­ple hear the word tomato, a large, red, globe-shaped fruit is the first im­age that comes to mind. But that stereo­typ­i­cal de­scrip­tion doesn’t ac­count for the huge ar­ray of colours, shapes and sizes avail­able. wide. But then again, it’s hard not to be fas­ci­nated by how many ways this species — knee-deep in ge­netic vari­abil­ity — can be tweaked. Per­haps a day will even Thanks to the tomato’s rich gene pool — and some cre­ative plant breed­ing — there are some sur­pris­ing and rather un­con­ven­tional va­ri­eties show­ing up in the mar­ket­place this year. Here’s an in­tro­duc­tion to a few that I’ll def­i­nitely be try­ing: come when we’ll be able to stab a straw in the side of a tomato and have a sip of juice. Hey, don’t laugh — it could be the new juice box.

— Canwest News Ser­vice





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