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We provide high-quality Rwanda cherry tomatoes to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh cherry tomatoes from family growers in the country.
Rwanda cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasroforme) is one of the closest relatives of the garden tomato with beautiful red fruits. It is the product of interbreeding the wild and garden tomatoes. Its main characteristics include a distinctive red or yellow hue on a rounded, oval fruit. This thumb-sized fruit grows on a climbing vine and is an attractive sight at its most ripened stage.
The cherry tomato is native to Mexico. It thrived here during the height of the Aztec civilization in the 15th century. The primary use of the crop in most parts of the world including Rwanda is to make salads. It also serves as a side dish for meat and rice.
Eating cherry tomatoes regularly is an entry into a ready source of vitamin C which is present at 17% levels. The vitamin E margin, essential for fighting chronic diseases stands at 4%. The thiamine level, on its part, goes at 3% per serving. The potassium margin, necessary for maintaining the electrolytes balance in blood comes in at 5% of the daily requirements. The magnesium portion is 3%, a good enough margin for bone-strengthening purposes. The margin of phosphorous on its part is 3%. Vitamin A comes in at 5% of the daily needs, supplemented by eyesight-enhancing beta-carotene at 4%. The cherry tomato is also host to vitamin K, with its wound-healing properties at 8% per serving.
We source Rwanda cherry tomatoes from Rwamagana, Kayonza, and Rusizi in the Eastern and Southern provinces. These crops grow next to garden tomatoes in our family growers’ farms that measure less than 2 acres. Our farming partners maintain them with farmyard manure as a soil enrichment. They also do away with chemical sprays to reduce contamination.
We harvest Rwanda cherry tomatoes when they have been on the farm for less than 55 days. We go for plants that have thumb-sized or larger berries and have yellowed partially over their green. The red color usually occurs during the post-harvest stage. We use garden scissors to cut the mature berries at the base and retain a piece of the stalk for handling purposes. We deliver the fruits to the packing shed immediately for preparation before packing.
During the preparation phase of the Rwanda cherry tomato harvest, we select only well-rounded, firm fruits. We, first of all, clean them in purified water and then sort them by their healthy appearance. The largest, firmest, uniform-colored and blemish-free fruits go into the first grade.
We pack the graded Rwanda cherry tomatoes in volume-filled, single-layer 12-pint flat boxes. Each wooden or plastic crate comes with polyethylene interior linings for hydrating the produce during transit. We also include produce labels that indicate the name, country of origin and the final destination.
We pack Rwanda cherry tomatoes at the temperature of between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius. This is enough temperature to give the produce a shelf life of 2 weeks. We maintain the relative humidity at 90%. We also keep the cold room well-ventilated to preserve the rich color of the fruit.
In short, if you are after Rwanda cherry tomatoes, you now have a perfect supplier from within this country in the Great Lakes region. We source the produce from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified conditions. You can expect our tonnage to reflect your specific volume as we always source the produce in surplus. The pricing terms are also among the most attractive as we keep them lower than the current market rates. This is why you should make an order today!
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