seed germination inside tomato fruit
I heard of this before but have not seen it. Neighbor told me today that she bought some tomatoes a few days back and upon slicing them open, some of their seeds had started to germinate.
I would like to know why this happens. My presumption here is that this type germination would not be conducive to survival assuming that the seedlings' sources of nutrients would be more-or-less consumed before it would have become established in ground. And so there must be a bio mechanism (gel ?) that inhibits germination until such inhibitions have been removed. And thus this protection from pre-mature germination was somehow circumvented.
ps: she implored me for some ripe ones for BLT's her family had planned, request of which I fully complied