Mini Heirloom Tomatoes
April 27, 2015—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Though relatively new on the American culinary scene, heirloom tomatoes, by definition, have been around for years - hundreds of years, in some cases. Heirloom tomato varieties differ from most commercial varieties in that they are grown from seeds that have been passed down from plant to plant over many years, not hybridized to highlight specific characteristics. They also have fabulous names like Dr. Carolyn, Chadwick Cherry, Orange Flame, Sugar Snack, and Thai Grape, to name just a few.
We've become quite fond of Mini Heirloom Tomatoes, smaller versions of heirloom varieties, which we think are a terrific opportunity to try a bunch of different heirloom varieties, all in one package, without making a big commitment to any one type. Some are super sweet, some more tart - all are bursting with the fresh tomato flavors for which heirlooms are so prized.
At Trader Joe's, we were among the first to sell Mini Heirloom Tomatoes on a large scale, and our mix changes as our grower finds even more new and interesting varieties to harvest. While we can always count on a great-tasting, interesting mix, we can't always guarantee what that mix will look like. We can guarantee a price you won't find at most stores. We're selling each one pound package of Mini Heirloom Tomatoes for $3.49*, every day. You'll find them in our fresh produce section.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Organic Heirloom Tomatoes are $2.99 in our West Coast and Texas stores, and $3.49 in our East Coast, Midwest and South East stores.