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