An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. Heirloom tomatoes can be classified into four categories: family heirlooms, commercial heirlooms, mystery heirlooms, and created heirlooms.
Perfect for ... cooking or salads.
Firm ripe tomatoes are best held anywhere from 44-50 degrees, so a cool cupboard rather than a fridge. Store less ripe tomatoes at higher temperatures, so in the living area.
Good for Cancer, Cardiovascular disease. Bad for Indigestion, heartburn, allergies, headaches, canker sores.