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tomatoes taste good but are hard

Posted by winemaker54 5a (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 9:29

I started some tomatoes from seed this year -Burpee's "Farmstand" tomatoes - the plants are wonderful with lots of large beautiful fruits on them. The problem is that the tomatoes themselves are hard - even when ripe to the point of rotting they are very hard in texture and not really very pleasant - the fruit itself is sweet and rather nice - its just the texture - its like that of a green tomatoe
Does anyone know what happened or how I can correct this.

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RE: tomatoes taste good but are hard

Certain varieties have characteristics that make them more suitable for specific uses. Some toms are "slicers", "pastes", etc. It may be you have a very solid paste type tom there. Not familiar with "Farmstead"...

RE: tomatoes taste good but are hard

Are you growing them inn ground ? Fertilize them ? Just one type of tom ?

RE: tomatoes taste good but are hard

these tomatoes are supposed to be "slicers" but I cooked some today and they made very good tomato soup so I will be able to use them at least.
They were grown in huge planters - about 20 L.- have been well fertilized and watered. I am growing 3 other varieties in the same manner that are very successful - lots of fruits and nice flavor and texture

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