Courtesy of Coco of Coco Ranch, by Heidi Lewis “Coco’s Little Sweet Pear” is a family-heirloom tomato grown at Coco Ranch in Solano County, California. This unique tomato was bred by Greg House for his own family’s use and is now being shared. He developed this variety especially for the sunny Solano County climate and his organic growing methods. [...]
Preparation TipsTomatoes are best sliced with a serrated (or super-sharp) knife. To de-seed, slice through the meridian and gently squeeze out juice and seeds. To peel, make a few superficial slices in the skin, toss in boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, cool, and peel.
Storage TipsTomatoes are best ripened at room temperature and held in the fridge once desired ripeness as been attained. Then they keep in the fridge for 2–3 days.
Sweet Little Farm Grows it All By Pia Hinckle Coco Ranch in Davis, California is a labor of love for the House Family. Jennifer and Greg House met at the University of California Davis where they were both studying agriculture. Their certified organic farm grows apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, and other delights such as flowers [...]
Coco Ranch in Davis, CA grows beautiful organic apples. More about Coco Ranch here. Here are their tips on apple storage: High-tech home storage: Empty crisper bin in your refrigerator. Fill with apples. Our dense, long-season varieties such as Fuji, Granny Smith, and Cripps Pink, picked at full maturity, will keep for months. The earlier, shorter-season [...]