Tomatoes that are indestuctable

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  1. flemgooz

    flemgooz Junior Member

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    Hi,
    There is something very strange that I can find no information.
    I have a new block with quite poor soil on a slope.
    Dug a net&pan for my lime tree and a few wild tomatoes sprang up.
    And they grew huge from the fresh compost I suppose.
    Weird thing is they just turned from green to yellow and stayed that way.
    I picked them but most of them eventually went bad but after months.
    I thought it might be a freak yellow variety, but what explains that they don't ripen, but last firm & unripened for months.
    I still have 2 left from the batch I picked back in October! And they are still firm.

    I did fry up a few, in case it was a wierd variety, and they were edible but no flavour.
    too wierd. maybe someone has seen something similar.
     
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    yes, there are many different colors of tomatoes available. we've grown cherry tomatoes that at the most got golden, but never turned red. they were pretty good in flavor.
     
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    Ha! Maybe some weird cross-pollination happened. I know the supermarkets would love a firm tomato that took ages to go bad.
     
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    Ay Guiseppe! Wass-a matter- for-your- tomates- huh?

    The two that are left are 9 months old, quite large and still firm.
    I've stir fried others b4 they got too old. Although not tasty, are still quite edible, as a flavour absorber, like zuccini.
    Just wierd,.
    Maybe I should take the last one to CSIRO. But then again...
     

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