IOW Tomatoes 🍅


Paul and his team have been growing tomatoes in their rich, fertile soil of the Arreton Valley, on the glorious Isle of Wight for over 15 years.

☀️The key ingredient attributed to growing rich and full flavoured tomatoes is their sunny island home and all the benefits of its location as well as combining age-old traditions with modern-day innovation.

🌱 They grow over 40 varieties every year, each specially selected for their unique flavour. Their growing strategy is to fully develop the fruit on the plants so they reach optimum ripeness, flavour and harvest and deliver it to Smith & Brock within 24 hours, to ensure freshness.

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