Andine Cornue Tomatoes are long tomatoes, shaped like fat banana peppers. Some liken their appearance to a cow horn, thus their name “cornue” meaning “horn” in French.
These are dense, meaty flesh tomatoes with very few seeds, low-acid and high tomato aroma. The skin peels off easily. The tomatoes will grow up to 6 3/4 to 7 inches (17 to 18 cm) long, weighing 3 to 5 oz (80 to 150g.)
The plant grows up to 80 inches (200 cm) tall, with leaves 19 to 23 inches (50 to 60 cm) wide and the same long. It has a strong stem but still, with leaves like that, it needs support. It provides a mid-season harvest 75 to 80 days after planting from seed, and tolerates cold weather.
There is also a yellow variety, that ripens from green to yellow to orangish-yellow.
Good for paste, salsa, sauces, soups.
Andine Cornue Tomatoes were brought to France from South America by a French tomato collector [Ed: possibly Michel Berthier in the 1980s]
Aka “tomate poivron”, “poivron des Andes”, “Horn of Andes”, “Horn of the Andes.”
Mitchell, Alex. The allure of French vegetables. London: Daily Telegraph. 24 August 2010.