The first real tomatoes of tomato season are here (the hothouse tomatoes just aren’t as real, are they? They never taste as good as freshly picked luscious, juicy, ripe tomatoes do)! Today, this fruit is one of America’s favorite “vegetables,” a classification the government gave the tomato for trade purposes in 1893. Dozens of tomato varieties are available today, ranging widely in size, shape and color. Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature and used within a few days. They should never be refrigerated—cold temperatures make the…