Tomatoes will keep in a fruit bowl at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. Don’t remove the small stalk, it guarantees freshness and keeps it juicy even after harvest.
Contrary to popular habit, tomatoes should not be stored in the refrigerator, the cold neutralizes the smell and taste. Also, avoid storing them near a heat source to prevent them from softening.
The heavyweight among tomatoes is the beefsteak tomato with a whopping 150 to 300 grams. The flat, round to heart-shaped fruit has six to eight fruit chambers, but contains little fruit acid and therefore tastes sweeter. It is particularly effective in salads, on the grill or in soups.