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Vegetable Gardening: Can Tomato seeds found in soup germinate?

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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2014
10:39 AM

Post #9780888

In Progresso "hearty tomato" soup the chunks of tomato still have some seeds in them, the jelly coating still surrounds the seeds. Will the seeds germinate if planted?
drdawg43
Starkville, MS
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2014
11:03 AM

Post #9780910

I doubt it, because of the high heat in preparation, but why not try and see what happens. It would make for an interesting experiment.

Ken

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2014
12:54 PM

Post #9781005

I also doubt they will germinate. But worth a test. Let us know if it works out.

I know if you eat fresh tomatoes the seeds that pass through your body can germinate.
drdawg43
Starkville, MS
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2014
1:33 PM

Post #9781024

More info than I wanted! LOL

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2014
3:14 PM

Post #9781094

Wasn't trying to be gross...just that tomato seeds are pretty resilient. They are a problem for growers that use sewage biosolids...volunteer tomatoes in their corn etc.
drdawg43
Starkville, MS
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2014
3:34 PM

Post #9781110

Hey, I was a dentist in my past-life. You can't gross me out.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2014
4:21 PM

Post #9781152

I'll let you know down the line when I plant my seeds this month.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2014
4:56 PM

Post #9781171

There's no such thing as too much information. No part of the bowel reaches the pasteurization temperatures of canned goods.

Keith, curious as to why would you want to grow out commercially canned soup tomatoes that are probably hybrid rather than the par excellence ones recommended here?
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2014
5:04 PM

Post #9781179

[quote="MaypopLaurel"]There's no such thing as too much information. No part of the bowel reaches the pasteurization temperatures of canned goods.

Keith, curious as to why would you want to grow out commercially canned soup tomatoes that are probably hybrid rather than the par excellence ones recommended here? [/quote]

Just to see if it can be done, and curious what tomato they use for their soup :)
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2014
5:20 PM

Post #9781195

Science requires a curious mind and reinvents itself in each individual. I can give you an almost sure-fired answer based on the science of what I know but I've never actually done the experiment. Go for it.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2014
3:58 PM

Post #9781910

Depends on whose soup you are eating- Campbells Napoleon uses tomatoes grown in OHIO fields, since California area also grows product they use a lot of Roma that they produce down and we tote in huge special boxes when they start cookin. I am sure Progresso does the same, but there are simpler ways to find out...the tomato that is best for the purpose will be the one used.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2014
10:12 PM

Post #9818430

Well, no seeds germinated. I opened them up and inside were underdeveloped seedlings that never grew or greened up no matter what I did, they all ended up molding.

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2014
5:21 AM

Post #9818550

Thanks for sharing your results!
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2014
12:22 PM

Post #9819770

Very interesting, thanks for sharing the results. I've been lurking and watching ☺.

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