MOST POPULAR SPANISH TOMATOES
There are so many different varieties of tomatoes that it almost makes your head spin. Here is an overview of basic Spanish types, which also shows that the term tomato hides quite a few different fruits.
Check out what all the different types of tomatoes that can be thrown at you during the famous TOMATINA FESTIVITIES! Amazing, isn't it?
1. HUEVOS DE TORO = BLACK TOMATO PATA
The tomato "bull's egg" is one of the most awarded Spanish varieties. When it's ripe, it is firm and juicy, not very sweet. The Spaniards eat this tomato sliced on the breakfast tostada (toasted bread) or alone with olive oil and a little salt.
2. TOMATE DE PERA
Elongated tomatoes "tomates de pera" are the main source for "gazpacho" in summer. When ripe, they are as sweet as honey.
3. TOMATE CHERRY
Cherry tomatoes are a product of greenhouses and are therefore perennial in all seasons. They are a good choice in winter when larger varieties are not able to ripen well and their taste is blunt.
4. TOMATE DE RAMA
Ripe bush tomatoes are pleasantly sweet and juicy. They taste like oblong oval tomatoes, which is why they can also be used in gazpacho or, for example, in the preparation of Italian pasta sauces.
5 TOMATE DE TERRENO
You will discover this so-called "tomato from the field" in Spain only in summer, and you can be certain it is not from any greenhouse. When ripe it is not sweet, quite the opposite, and it's a little bit green too. The Spaniards cannot praise it enough in their delicious salads.
6. KUMATO ALIAS TOMATE NEGRO
The black tomato has been a product of cultivation in recent years. The mixture of different types of tomatoes is characterized by an almost black colour and a rather sour taste. It's not very popular and that's probably why it's in the last place in our list too.