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Best of island-grown tomatoes emerge with season's sun and heat

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 05, 2012

~~<p>While we grow tomatoes throughout the year in Hawaii, this is the season for the best of island-grown tomatoes, just like on the mainland. Sun and heat help to develop the flavor and sugar of this most beloved of fruit (botanically speaking).</p>
<p>And what about those &quot;vine ripened&quot; tomatoes &mdash; are they better than those picked green and exposed to ethylene gas? Maybe.</p>
~~

While we grow tomatoes throughout the year in Hawaii, this is the season for the best of island-grown tomatoes, just like on the mainland. Sun and heat help to develop the flavor and sugar of this most beloved of fruit (botanically speaking).

And what about those "vine ripened" tomatoes — are they better than those picked green and exposed to ethylene gas? Maybe. Login for more...



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