Selecting heirloom tomatoes is different than other tomatoes. These beauties should have a slight give. Even when soft, (picked super-ripe) they’re sweet, juicy, full of flavor and never mushy. Some varieties have a natural green color (like the Green Zebra), while others have a green color presence (Cherokee Purple) and are bursting with flavor.
Keep in mind that heirlooms are not bred to be perfect. They’ll have cracks scrapes and bruises, they’re perfectly fine to eat.
Handle with care as these are very delicate tomatoes.
Place tomatoes in separate bags when shopping so they don’t knock up against each other and bruise.
Once you get them home, store them at room temperature.