Tomac­cio

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

Tomac­cio is pos­si­bly the most in­trigu­ing tomato I’ve come across in years. From what I’ve read about it, an Is­raeli com­pany cap­i­tal­ized on traits found in wild Peru­vian tomato species and the re­sult — 12 years later — is a tomato bred to dry nat­u­rally on the vine. Just cut off the clus­ters, hang them to dry, then pop the raisin­like fruit into your mouth. Tomac­cio is ex­tremely sweet whether eaten dry or fresh, al­though the flavour intensifies when the fruit is dry. Plants need to be staked be­cause they can grow up to three me­tres tall, al­though they will likely be shorter on the Prairies.

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