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can you grow tomatoes from a tomato?

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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i know it sounds silly ...but i have always heard that using your seeds from the actual fruit/veg that you baught from a store does not work.  Is this true?  I live is Texas and I want to plant a tom plant from the toms I have...if this is possible please help this beginer... =)

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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emmy526
by Emmy on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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if the  tomato is gmo, then it cannot replicate...look for organic tomatoes at a health food store, that were grown using stock seeds, not gmo's

mikesmom65270
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Most tomatoes in the produce section are hybrids or GMO.  Hybrids might have fertile seeds, however if they grow the result will not be the same as the original fruit.  I don't think GMO seeds will reproduce at all.  I get volunteers in my garden a lot from tossing the remains of my home-grown tomatoes in the compost, sometimes way too many.

mikesmom65270
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:32 PM

A little known fact about tomatoes:  Tomatoes sold in  stores in the winter are not grown, they are strip-mined in Arkansas!  lol

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