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RE: Anyone plant seeds from store tomatoes? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: BriAnDaren on 09.25.2013 at 12:45 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

One time I grew out 4 plants from a tomato that came from the local grocer and was marketed as a 'vine ripened' tomato. I've read that store bought tomatoes were always picked green and gassed to ripen, despite claims to the contrary, which made them bland and tasteless. I wanted to see if it made a difference if the tomato was truly ripened on the vine.

I ended up with beautiful tomatoes that looked and tasted identical to the store bought ones. I can only conclude that store bought tomatoes don't taste good as a variety, and that it has nothing to do with the tomato being gassed.

This season I grew out 6 plants from Zima tomatoes. There was a fair bit variation in fruit form (grapes, pears, cherries and currants). Despite the various forms, they were all orange, very sweet (comparable to Sun Gold but without any tanginess) and thick crunchy flesh typical of grape tomatoes.

Next season, I'm going to try Kumato.


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