The Zima tomato: An orange grape - The Packer

The Zima tomato: An orange grape

10/13/2010 06:25:00 PM
Tom Karst

Mastronardi Produce plans to introduce Zima, an orange grape tomato, at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Orlando.

Zima is a sweet grape tomato variety that took honors at the Leamington’s fourth annual Who’s the Hottest Tomato Competition in June.

The two-piece pint clamshell package features a label that peels back, allowing consumers to wash the tomatoes and shake them out of the top, said Nancy Pickersgill, marketing coordinator for the Kingsville, Ontario, greenhouse company.

“The focus on Zima is that it is a super-sweet grape tomato and the packaging is a unique two piece clamshell,” she said.

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Wendy Miller    
Bloomsburg, PA  |  October, 05, 2011 at 03:11 PM

This is the first time I've seen these--they're DELICIOUS! Some seem slightly green--should I put them in the sun to ripen up? I suspect that they're picked unripe and shipped to ripen by selling time. Also--if our stores here in the East stop stocking them, do you market seeds? thanks for the info!! WM

Judy Bass    
Andersonville, Tennessee  |  April, 16, 2012 at 05:07 PM

These little orange tomatoes are delicious. Where can seeds be bought to plant in our garden?

Winslow, Maine  |  May, 07, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I agree, they are amazing! We have been buying them twice a week from our local Sam's Club and can't get enough of them. Planting season is coming up and we would love to be able to grow some. Where might we purchase seeds or seedlings?

mary ellen    
wyomissing pa  |  July, 02, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I agree that Zima tomatoes are sweet and Delicious!! I can't get enough. Highly recommended.

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