I think most tomatoes from the store seeds WOULD grow. The problem you run into is they are probably 98% hybrid tomatoes. So you have unpredictable results from the seeds.Bobberman wrote:If that were true then most of the tomatoes you buy in the store that were not quite red when they piced them would have good seeds to plant!! At what point in a tomatoes growth are the seeds mature? Do the seeds actually grow once the tomatoi s picked or does the tomato just turn red with no further growth? That is a great question for this forum don't you think?
TZ -OH6 wrote:When the tomato reaches a mature green stage (seed maturity) based on age and temperature the sap vessels in the bulge on the stem leading to the fruit are closed off and the fruit starts to produce ethlene gas (and other chemicals) internally which causes what we know as ripening (color changes, flavors develop, fruit softens). The ripening is independent of the plant or sunlight.
The grocery store tomatoes are picked before mature green stage and gassed with ethlene so they turn red and get soft...sort of.
Bobberman,Bobberman wrote:What I ment was that the store tomatoes are picked when they are just turning so a determinate would be at the same green stage to pick! When he said hybrid I don't think so. just like cambles souptomatoes they are always determinate like the heinze tomatoes. They form uniform and ripen all at once! thy may plant fields a week appart to get each field ripe at the same time. i don't think they would use tomatoes that ripen at different times! So are store seeds as viable as vine ripe tomatoes probably not right?
Do you make sauce? If so Det can be a blessing setting a ton at once. Otherwise keep doing what you are doing RN. Just saying don't count them out. They have their purpose, that being said I have been more of an indet man myself but am looking more and more into det.GardenRN wrote:Yeah I don't think determinate or indeterminate would matter. Although for my own personal use, I don't like determinate at all.