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I’ve Never Had One

July 1, 2012

I’ve never had a homegrown tomato. I hear people say how much better homegrown tomatoes are than regular tomatoes but no one has ever given me one so I don’t know. I almost bought what I assumed were homegrown tomatoes at farmers’ markets before but when I look at them they always have blemishes on them and I don’t like that so I never buy them.

So now I read this article that says scientists have confirmed that homegrown tomatoes are better than store-bought tomatoes. It seems that when they breed a tomato for firmness and good shipping, that inhibits a certain protein which allows the tomato to produce sugar. The result is a hardy tomato that ships well, looks and feels good and has no flavor.

And now to tell us why homegrown tomatoes are so darn good is the great Guy Clark.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2012 8:19 pm

    I planted some last year and they were quite good. The birds and I shared them. 😉


  2. July 1, 2012 10:36 pm

    I have grown tomatos for years along with many other veggies. I love garden fresh veggies. They do taste better than store bought. But if you haven’t had both you don’t know what you are missing. It might be a smart idea to stay ignorant. Once you go home grown you may not be able to go back.


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      July 6, 2012 8:39 am

      But now I do know what I’m missing so until I have one my life will be miserable! I think I’ll get some at a farmer’s market somewhere and try them. I’m guessing those should be homegrown?


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