Tomato sprouting from the inside

by Dodi
(Anderson, California USA)

Sprouting Tomato

Sprouting Tomato

I cut into a tomato I bought at the health food store and it was sprouting from the inside. I have never seen anything like this. Has anyone else encountered this or have any info on it please?

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Aug 23, 2015
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Don't reproduce please
by: Dodi Jones

It is not suppose to happen tomatoes have an inhibitor that is suppose to prevent the seeds from germinating inside of it. I destroyed mine immediately and if I were you I would also. This is not mother natures work as stated above.

Feb 13, 2015
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Planted tomato
by: Maureen

I planted the whole tomato that has the sprouts popping out of the skin. I just want to see what will come of it. If I get nothing, that's okay too. It's exciting just to see all those plants growing.

Feb 13, 2015
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Bad Tomatoes
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry but this is not mother nature. This is a result of the GMO experimenting that the government has been doing on us for the last 10 years or so. I have been growing all types of tomatoes for the last 45 years and have never seen anything like this. I found this last week from some tomatoes that were purchased at Wall Mart. I will never buy any more tomatoes from WM again. The government has approved GMO foods for the US. But all of the other countries have banned any GMO foods and will not allow them to be imported from the US. We are guinea pigs in the UNITED STATES!!

Feb 05, 2015
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Sprouting inside tomato
by: Maureen

I have an on-the-vine tomato that I was going to have for lunch, but notice a lot of pointy bumps on it. I know what they are and this time I am going to try to grow them. I just don't know if I should plant the entire tomato, cut it in half and put in soil, or just all the sprouts. This isn't the first tomato I've found to have these. I find it amazing. Mother Nature can certainly surprise us.

Sep 21, 2014
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tomato sprouts
by: Anonymous

Thanks to Google I now know what those firm, white, worm-like things were in my tomato!

Feb 26, 2014
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tomato sprouts
by: Anonymous

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31/q71/s720x720/1926283_10202328889802210_498268568_o.jpg

this is a pic of our tomato sprouts we found on the weekend, this is about 60 hours post cutting... I thought the others in the cluster would also have sprouts, but they did not

Jun 17, 2013
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Tomato sprouting inside!
by: Anonymous

I did have some tomato seeds sprout inside the tomato. It was a little scary as to what it was when the tomato was opened. At first, I thought it was little worms! I soon realized it was little tomato plants growing. I have my plants hanging from the branches of an adult avocado tree. They are all doing well upside down. Last year was the first year we went to the topsy turvy method. It worked just fine. We did have quite a harvest. I don't think you can overwater, because it all drains through. Living in Florida, though, the lizards have an instant home inside the planter. They scatter when we water.

May 27, 2013
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Interesting insides
by: Anonymous

I saw this before in one I bought but it didn't have as many and they certainly were not that big. If a pea can sprout inside someones lung (yes, true story) I imagine it can happen inside the fruit too!

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