The Local Food Report
6:51 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Tomato Named for Paul Robeson is Both Beautiful and Sweet

Credit Elspeth Hay

Paul Robeson was a legendary African American singer, actor, linguist, civil rights activist, and athlete. The tomato named in his honor is just as accomplished. Named number one for taste in the Carmel, California Tomato Fest, the Paul Robeson tomato is said to have a perfect balance of acid and sweet. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay learns about the heirloom variety from Wellfleet gardener Tracy Plaut. 

Here's a link to ideas for what to do with homegrown tomatoes.

And here's a link to a company selling Paul Robeson tomato seeds

Audio will be posted later today.