This article in the Guardian details how the Isle of Wight hopes to be thought of as the island of tomatoes - just as Jersey is the island for theose most esteemed of potatoes – Jersey Royals (although there are a few comments to the effect that JRs are not what they once were).
Apparently the IOW is good for tomatoes because “it gets more light than anywhere else in the UK; supposedly the sea helps by reflecting light back into the air.” Demonstrating once again, that the importance of light is not to be snuffed at when thinking about the conditions needed to produce a good and tasty tomato crop.
I love the IOW and tomatoes – so the island has to be my earthly paradise.
Presumably it’s a much more devilish location that produces these tomatoes – described here as Monstruous! But on the other hand they appear to be crowd pullers!