The Raf tomato is a local delicacy that is famous throughout Spain for being “more expensive than jamón”. But the luxury vegetable is under increased pressure from cheaper competitors. A product grown only in the dry soil of Almería, the original Raf was a desert tomato introduced from France in the 1960’s by a company called Semillas Clause. The Raf is now considered to be the best tomato produced in Spain, with a unique texture Continue reading Raf tomatos face up to the competition→
In a lovely case of having your cake and eating it, La Voz has discovered that a number of local farmers are trying to break EU imposed sanctions on Russia by selling their fruit & veg via third party countries.
While I may be a man who, while he doesn’t eat them, takes every opportunity to promote RAF tomatoes (famous for being the best tomatos in the world, grown in Almeria!), I draw the line when I start receiving large amounts of spam emails urging me to buy them. A company calling itself TomaRaf S.A.T. (Presided over by one Jesus Daniel Aguilera Gimenez) claims to be able to ship you as many RAF tomatos overnight Continue reading Tomato RAF & Spam→
HORTYFRUTA, the large fruit and veg cooperative that grows and exports a lot of Almerias’ veg, has, after two months of legal wrangling and discussion, got Dutch TV to agree to air an apology for a documentary that said that Almerian tomatoes were “unhealthy” due to their growth conditions and high level of pesticides. The Dutch Ministry of Health has confirmed that Almeria tomatoes are no more unhealthy than any other tomato, which left Dutch Continue reading Hortyfruta gets an apology out of Dutch TV for insulting its tomatoes→