As the spring is nearing, the fruits of tomato are popping up everywhere. These are sweet and firm with an unusual bend in their shape. Packed in twos, they are carefully wrapped and protected. Called “Ookami Momo” which translates as Wolf’s peach, they are produced near Shimanto river in Western Japan and are not watered to help concentrate their flavors.
These are considered part of the Lycopersicon family that includes 13 species. More interestingly they are members of the Solanaceae family, rich alkaloids and these can be toxic to humans.