Super tomato crop drives Queensland recovery
Story Added : 18th May 2011
SP Exports managing director, Andrew Philip, said the latest bumper crop is hitting shelves and local farmers were positive about the industry again.
“The January floods took its toll on many farmers. Apart from the economic impact, it’s also incredibly disheartening to see your entire crop and all your hard work literally wash away before your eyes,” he said.
“But Queensland farmers are a resilient bunch and it wasn’t long before they were back in the fields replanting. We’re encouraging all Australians to support local farmers next time they get their groceries and enjoy some fresh, great tasting produce.”
A world-first, the ‘Intense’ tomato has been selectively bred, not genetically modified.
They hold their shape and juice when sliced and diced and they have been bred to trap moisture in each cell meaning there's no dripping, or sogginess when cut.