Tomatoes with sprouting seeds inside.

In the seven decades that I've been eating tomatoes, this is the first time that I have seen so many store bought tomatoes with sprouting seeds inside them.
What gives? Do these new varieties bred to resist rough handling with their tougher inner walls have the disadvantage of sprouting seeds before they are consumed? Actually its quite disgusting to see these worm-like sprouts when the tomato is cut open. =====
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Roy wrote:

i've never seen that before.

best to take them back to where you bought them and then they get to pass along the information to their suppliers. if they never hear anything from their customers they will assume things are ok...
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I haven't bought tomatoes for a very long time, so I can't say about the commercial stuff. But I've had this happen in the garden. I think it was back when I was growing Celebrity.
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wrote:

It happens at times. No biggie unless it is happening at an alarming rate for you with tomatoes that are otherwise just reaching their eating peak.
AND several other things enter into this....are you buying the same variety of tomatoes time after time and noticing this or are you buying different sorts? Are you buying them all at the same store/farm stand?
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:16:53 PM UTC-6, Boron Elgar wrote:

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y are consumed? Actually its quite disgusting to see these worm-like sprout s when the tomato is cut open.

This has happened three or four times this summer with store bought "field tomatoes"...Canadian grown. They don't have the varietal name on the tomato . Usually they don't have an odd taste but these last ones were like eating lettuce veins and tomato combined. Not good.
My brother gave me a raft of home-grown beefsteak type and THEY were great. ..beats the taste of commercial ones by far...no comparison actually. I'd g row my own but have had some on-going health problems.
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wrote:

If they have a product number or SKU sticker, it's worth trotting that, at least, to the store. This really sounds like a grower/varietal problem.

If the weather holds above a hard frost this week as it is supposed to here in northern NJ, then I will still be picking tomatoes in November.
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the grocer the seeds were black. It didn't seem a problem when I ate the tomato at once. When I used some, then wrapped it in plastic, put it in the fridge for later is when problems started. A few hours later when the tomato was removed from the fridge, it had a clear slime on it that was so disgusting it had to be thrown away.
I haven't seen seeds sprout inside a tomato, yet.
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