Originally Posted by why
No such thing.
Tomatoes must endure their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.
(Too bad they're such soft fruit. Tomatoes should be picked when they're ready to fall from the plant (which they do easily), but this makes harvesting difficult and increases loss so even the ones picked 'ripe' are picked as soon as they turn red. Tomatoes are really only ripe about at least a week or so after that point, depending on the variety.)
And that's true too.
I guess I didn't add enough color.
When I was a kid every local supermarket had really good tomatoes (and peaches). You never see a decent tomato in a regular supermarket anymore, regardless of season. You need to go out of your way for it. Its a joke. This is why commercial farming sucks. Have you noticed how bad these tomatoes are? They look perfect and taste like shit.
I get the point about winter tomatoes, but WTF, a regular supermarket can't buy from a local grower mid summer?
Peaches are even worse. They're like baseballs.
And when did apples start to taste like water? Why do I need to leave my avocados out for a week? And how did strawberries 'evolve' this thick ass skin on them now when they used to just fall apart in your mouth with the tiniest bit of pressure?
Where's the outrage?