I had put off cutting up the latest Rideau Sweet tomato, but last night I noticed the bottom half was starting to go a little soft. So I decided to cut it open and taste it.
My first clue should have been that the whole ripe fruit didn't have an odor at all. My second red flag was the fact that once cut open it "didn't smell right" to me. I can't put my finger on it, it's a little like a wet diaper that's been sitting too long. I decided to try a bite anyway. Taste was the same as smell... It was very bad. Perhaps it just sat too long? It was only just starting to loose firmness and wasn't squishy or rotten. I saved the seeds anyway, but had to throw away most of the tomato. If I didn't know better I'd say this wasn't the same as that beautiful small tasty first Rideau Sweet out of the garden earlier this summer.
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