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Kumato in BC?

grayelf Mar 28, 2012 10:43 AM

I've developed a sudden obsession with tasting a kumato. I understand they were introduced to Canada's agricultural scene by Mastronardi in Ontario a few years ago. Have they come west?

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    clutterer Mar 28, 2012 12:41 PM

    I think I've seen them at Whole Foods on Cambie...or at least something similar.

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      jcolvin Mar 28, 2012 05:01 PM

      Think I had some at Thrifty's last year. Small-medium, greenish-brown. They were excellent with real tomato taste, although I recall I still prefer the Gipaanda sweetcherries for their sweet/tart tomatoiness. Haven't seen any lately, probably not quite the season yet.

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        grayelf Mar 31, 2012 07:35 PM

        Found 'em today at WF on 4th. $3.99 a pound in a cello and cardboard package from Mastronardi. Hope they're worth it, will report back after brunch tomorrow :-).

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          grayelf Apr 3, 2012 10:21 PM

          Kumatos are very good, or at least the ones I bought are. Thin skin, firm, juicy, no mealiness at all, solid if not spectacular flavour, ideal for eating alone or in sandwiches. I'd buy them again despite price as they are far above the other tomatoes at this time of year.

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            LotusRapper Apr 3, 2012 10:38 PM

            They seem they might be good on homemade pizzas too

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        clutterer Nov 6, 2012 01:32 PM

        I see kumatos are back in season. Picked up two packs for $6 recently at WF.

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          jcolvin Nov 6, 2012 01:52 PM

          Yum. They really are good. This has been a weird year for tomatoes, you'd think with all the sun they would have ripened well but I haven't found it to be great.

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