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This is as close to the real colour I could get
When you blend red & green paint you get brown right !!
That's what the Kumato is...a brown tomato
They may not look good but I'm here to tell you they are sooo tasty.
The skin is smooth & soft, the flesh sweet. They are expensive but cost
flies out the window when you eat these babies !!

Sliced, add goats cheese & basil, drizzle with olive oil...that's the growers recommendations!!

Canon EOS 350D ,Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
1/13s f/8.0 at 35.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Shmuel Halevi07-Feb-2006 18:54
Excellent tones, light, composition and... well, excellent work.
Cheers, Shmuel.
Bill Miller21-Jan-2006 18:22
Laine, I have never heard of them but this is what Google has to say ! "the kumato was first developed in the galapogus islands or somwhere like that, and apparently they made tortoises frisky when they ate them"...........
Tine Verheyden21-Jan-2006 08:31
I have tried them and they are really tasty. love the soft tones
Chris21-Jan-2006 00:25
Excellent product shot. Perfectly lit and great detail on the cross section
northstar3720-Jan-2006 16:29
doen't look tasty heheh
Lee Rudd19-Jan-2006 23:02
nice challenge for the colour balance! I'll take your word about the taste, tomatoes are meant to be red!
CJ Burianek19-Jan-2006 21:51
Never heard of these before but they look very interesting.
The one in back reminded me of a plum ;)
don nieman19-Jan-2006 10:38
You say Kumato I say Kumateo, lets call the whole thing off. Just the first thing that jumped into my head. I am pleased you explained the Kumato, I had no idea what they were.Sounds good, looks good.
shatterbug19-Jan-2006 06:16
Excellent shot, Laine! Never seen one of these before.
Roe..19-Jan-2006 03:46
this would look beautiful framed and hung in the kitchen...
Gayle P. Clement18-Jan-2006 19:13
Fascinating tomato. I'd love to try one!
camms18-Jan-2006 13:45
The picture is wonderful, I love the tones! They sound yummy!! That is my favorite way to eat a tomato but you have to add a crusty Italian bread. ;-)
Renee Lockett18-Jan-2006 12:49
Hi Laine, :) Nice shot. Thanks for teaching me about the kumato. :)
Karen Stuebing18-Jan-2006 11:59
It has an almost apple color to it. I've had yellow tomatoes but never seen these. It looks juicy and yummy.
Linda Willets18-Jan-2006 11:56
antidote318-Jan-2006 11:37
wow, never had one of those before....very interesting.
natisunber18-Jan-2006 08:08
Never see some! make me curious to eat it!!;))
ChristinTroeger18-Jan-2006 08:01
Never seen them before, getting hungry now.
Karen Leaf18-Jan-2006 04:16
Got any left??? Yummy that looks good. Can't go wrong with goat cheeze, either.
René Lortie18-Jan-2006 03:35
It certainly looks delicious. Great colours and tone.
Miam! Je me sens gourmand devant cette photo. ;-)
Gary Winters18-Jan-2006 03:31
Have to admit it's rather odd looking, but it sounds VERY tasty! And it's kinda cute when you slice it in half.
Ann LT18-Jan-2006 02:35
Wow,I've never seen those before.
You're making my mouth water,Laine!
Cindy Flood18-Jan-2006 02:24
Beautiful. I'll try one! The seeds just pop out.

Congrats on the new camera. You will love it.
Elaine (etfitz)18-Jan-2006 02:24
It sounds wonderful! Great image! I'll have to try to find one to try!
Guest 18-Jan-2006 01:03
Great lighting laine. They're beautiful those brown tomatoes. We have them in our Summer too ;-)
poetry66618-Jan-2006 00:46
I thought they were plumbs at first as tomato's here are red. Nice composure and I must admit they do look quite juicy Laine!
TimA18-Jan-2006 00:21
I'll try anything once..
Pass me the salt!

(Nice image, and I bet it took ages too!)
Gail Davison17-Jan-2006 23:53
That sure looks good.
Sheila17-Jan-2006 23:46
I need seeds :-) I've seen black, green striped, yellow and red, but not seen brown tomatoes.
Love your image. Great colours and light. You should sell it to the breeders as an advert.
Wonder where they got the name from.
Oh, I'll pass on the goats cheese :-)
poochdad17-Jan-2006 23:23
looks more like a plum than a tomato!
Steve England17-Jan-2006 22:09
Blimey..never seen one ever! on clarity and thats one set of good kitchen knives you have!
Johan Toll17-Jan-2006 21:12
Very nice details and DOF!
Phillip17-Jan-2006 21:05
I'll try one!
JW17-Jan-2006 20:31
We miss out so much taste when buying visual perfection! These look interesting!
Nice macro work
Sheena Woodhead17-Jan-2006 19:52
Wow, this is new to me too. Very interesting...nice shot too!
Ric Yates17-Jan-2006 19:29
Now that's something I've never heard of!

Another great shot from the new camera!
Hans Meerbeek17-Jan-2006 18:37
I've never seen them before..Great shot with beautiful colors.
Guest 17-Jan-2006 18:34
yummee...these are what we grow in our garden, oh so good, cant wait for july! And your recipe sounds delish!
wernere0117-Jan-2006 18:00
Hmmm...a delicious shot, really makes me hungry. Never heard of this before.
Zak17-Jan-2006 17:40
it looks like an apple as a whole but when you slice it, it looks like a tomato! :-o
Guest 17-Jan-2006 17:18
New to me too, but I will definitely keep my eye out for some!
BAS Photography17-Jan-2006 16:21
Yummy!!!! Send some seeds to us!!! :D
petesie17-Jan-2006 16:13
I love learning new things from your photos....I, too, never heard of a Kumato...I'll take your word for it and hope to try one in the future. Well done and I can tell you are loving and getting the most out of the new camera.
Valeska17-Jan-2006 16:06
Never hearth of it and that is a country where all the different vegetables come from. Thanks for your story and the shot is great. Nice glow on the Kumato. well done
Bryan Murahashi17-Jan-2006 15:58
Nice shot of your nice treat. Never seen a brown tomato before.
Sharon Rogers17-Jan-2006 15:31
dark and sweet looking
Ed Goodnight17-Jan-2006 15:00
looks very good to me!
Buz Kiefer17-Jan-2006 15:00
Very fine image Laine. Like the lighting on both ... er, things.

You say Ku-mato and I'll say Ka-Mato.
EDITH RB17-Jan-2006 14:36
A brown tomato? Wow. I haven't seen this one before :).
I can imagine how tasty it is with the preparations you said, yummy! :)
I like the way you phographed this too Laine, with great texture and colour.
Herb Knufken17-Jan-2006 14:30
Great shot, now you made me hungry.
Breland17-Jan-2006 14:22
If it is a tomato It has to be good. Nice display shot Laine the grower should use it.
Adrian Reilly17-Jan-2006 14:10
Canon colours working well then, ive never heard of a kumato,Did you have a bag for your birthday then :-)Nicely done
Dominic Kite17-Jan-2006 14:03
Oh, so I was wrong - looks lovely though Laine!
Guenter Eh17-Jan-2006 14:03
I`m a fool coz I don`t read the "manual" under your caption! Sorry for that Laine ;o)))))
Guenter Eh17-Jan-2006 14:02
Very very beautiful still life taken with a "magical" cam ;o)
But what the hell is a "Kumato" ?
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