Question: What tomatoes do they grow in Greece?

What kind of tomatoes grow in Greece?

They may look like standard cherry tomatoes, but domati Santorini are unique products of the island’s climate and geology.

Why are tomatoes so good in Greece?

“Greek tomatoes are in many ways superior to their counterparts from other countries. For one, they are grown in a clean environment and they are free from pesticide residues –pesticides are not necessary in Greece,” confirms Mr Polychronakis. “As a result, there is a strong interest from other countries.

Are there tomatoes in Greece?

The first tomatoes to grow in Greece were on the island of Syros. Not long after, the petite waterless tomato, similar to the cherry tomato was first grown in Santorini. To this day these tomatoes still thrive on Santorini’s rich volcanic soil, sunshine and heavy morning dew.

When did Greeks get tomatoes?

The tomato arrived in Greece near the end of the 19th century and established itself in our kitchens, yet it did not become naturalised until the early part of the 20th century and it took until the 1950s to spread all over Greece and fuse into the already existing food culture.

How do you grow tomatoes in Santorini?

Water sparingly as these tomatoes are well adapted to the dry conditions of Santorini. Allow the top 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry out between each watering. Fertilize your plants by adding some well-aged compost to the potting soil every few weeks.

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