(Lycopersicon esculentum )
An old French variety, ‘Jaune Flamme’ is a fabulous fresh-eating tomato with an explosive, intense flavor that shines through any salad dressing with ease.
A classic French cultivar with apricot red fruit forming on long trusses. The golf ball sized tomatoes have a tart yet fruity flavour and are early ripening.
Fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. If cooking mix with shallots, oregano, basil, garlic and chilli. Partner with leafy vegetable like lettuce, spinach, mizuna or beetroot leaves and sliced yellow capsicum for a great salad.
Like all tomatoes, Jaune Flammee is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. It will hold its color so can be baked whole and served with any roasted meats. Serve in salads, sandwiches or lightly fry with fresh picked zucchini, garlic chives and fresh Basil Pesto. Tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C and when blended with fresh mint or lemon verbena make an excellent summer drink.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.2 to 1.6m stake.
Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color.