Tomatoes are my favourite part of a salad â€“ there are so many different varieties and during the summer majority are UK grown – so yesterday was a real highlight for me.
We arranged with three of our growers based in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Kent, to taste test all their new variety samples at our Eastland superstore near Manchester.
After some frantic chopping and matching sample numbers there were over 40 different varieties all laid out ready for customers to taste and let us know what they thought covering beef, cherry, baby plum and vine tomatoes.
Wendy, who runs the development centre at Eastlands, also cooked some fantastic tomato based recipes (the tart was especially nice!) for customers to try.
Trade was brisk all day with lot of people flooding in to let us know what they thought of the varieties. Many customers who grow tomatoes at home had loads of questions for our expert growers and many didnâ€™t realise that so much of ASDA tomato range was grown just an hour down the road.