Actualites

  • Goodbye TRADITOM, hello tasty tomatoes

    After 42 months of investigating the huge variability of traditional European tomatoes, the TRADITOM activities have come to an end in August 2018. The project has come a long way since it’s kick-off in March 2015: TRADITOM has resulted in the most comprehensive exploration of traditional European tomato varieties so far. This exploration was possible thanks to joining forces between...
  • TRADITOM in the spotlight

    The growing interest in what determines the quality of tomatoes has gained TRADITOM a slot on prime time TV. A team of the Spanish programme “En el Punto de Mira” recently travelled to Valencia to visit the CSIC research institute and to discuss the reasons that influence the loss of flavour in tomatoes with TRADITOM coordinator Antonio Granell and his colleague Jose Luis Rambla. During the...
  • TRADITOM goes organic III

    Local growers Cesar Baltasar and Javier Ciscar are crazy about their rich traditional Valencian crop heritage. A couple of years ago, they started to grow different Valencian varieties of vegetables including the tomato “cuarenteno”, pepper tomato, stripped eggplants, snake-melons, pumpkins, red kidney beans, etc. About the same time they became aware of the TRADITOM project and have added to the...
  • Increasing Resilience Of Canary Islands Tomatoes - TRADITOM comes to the rescue

    The tomato growing tradition of the Canary Islands dates back more than 100 years and was sparked by an increasing demand elsewhere in Europe – it is particularly illustrated by the well-known Canary Wharf in London were tomatoes arrived even in winter to satisfy the needs of the British at a time when growing tomatoes was not possible elsewhere in Continental Europe during the cold months. The...
  • TRADITOM goes organic II

    TRADITOM is proud to have expanded their list of collaborators by many farmers that have an interest in traditional crops. One of them is Ximo. Ximo (Ximo Herrero) is a young local farmer running his business in Mareny de Vilches near the protected area of L’Albufera (Valencia, Spain) in-between sandy beaches and environmentally friendly rice pads. Best known by his vegetables, Ximo’s small...