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.
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...
It happens at times. No biggie unless it is happening at an alarming
rate for you with tomatoes that are otherwise just reaching their
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
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:16:53 PM UTC-6, Boron Elgar wrote:
ime that I have seen so many store bought tomatoes with sprouting seeds ins
eir tougher inner walls have the disadvantage of sprouting seeds before the
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.
If they have a product number or SKU sticker, it's worth trotting
that, at least, to the store. This really sounds like a
Nothing quite like home grown tomatoes. Sorry you cannot "indulge."
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
Several different times last year when I bought tomatoes at
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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