Haven't seen real tasty tomatoes at the market since years. Never saw them in a supermarket. Always shitty, tasteless tomatoes. Sometimes though mostly tasteless they actually have a taint of taste but not of a tomato... more like cardboard soaked in horse shit. Even bought peppers once that smelled like hyacinth flowers... I was WTF. Always wondered why there are only shitty tomatoes. I mean they're imported from somewhere when out of season so that's why they suck. But during summer, local tomatoes from peasants are the same. These ones are edible actually (I'd eat them if I had nothing else to eat) but still mostly tasteless and have no scent. Happily my parents live at country side and each year they have awesome tomatoes. The kind from real, unaltered (genetically or otherwise) seeds. The difference in look, texture, taste, scent and shelf life between these awesome tomatoes and the ones you find to buy is huge. From the moment you take a real tomato from the vine, if you put it down, it starts to soften after 1 hour. If left outside in heat it cracks and bursts the juice out within a few hours. Even inside the house or inside the fridge it softens (and looses it's awesome taste after a few days). So it's basically impossible to sell in a store or market for more than 1 day. It simply doesn't survive at its full awesomeness. However the difference in taste compared to a commercial tomato is simply huge. Eat one real tomato and you feel how it feeds energy and health into it. Same with peppers and other veggies that are from natural unaltered seeds and grown in a garden naturally. You know how they say that is healthier to eat more veggies and fruits? It's all bullshit! I'm willing to bet that eating those crappy tomatoes will get you to a slow death. They simply can't be healthy considering how they taste, how much they resist on the shelf and how you feel when you eat them. Wanna know what's worst? Peasants have to make a living so they can't compete with those who use modified seeds. So they use them too. They get about 3-5 times more tomatoes per plant compared to natural tomatoes, they don't get affected by tomato diseases and have a hugely increased shelf life and obviously support transportation over long distances. There's even a chemical solution that they buy to ripen them all at the same time. They take a painting brush and brush the solution over each fruit and in 2 days all fruits are equally ripened (red) so they can sell them. So that's how the awesome market economy took a dump all over our food. Thinking at this made me remember an interesting movie i saw long time ago - Soylent Green from 1973 - IMDB link. Seemed a big exaggeration when I saw it... but now I'm starting to think we are slowly getting there. Now I realize many probably don't even remember or never knew how a real tomato tastes, looks and smells. But for those who do, do you guys still have them in your country (and what country are you from)? Where do you get them from, you grow them yourself or buy them. If you buy them from where? I'm really curious. I'd assume they're pretty much gone from western developed countries like US or UK but would expect them to still exist in poorer not so "advanced" countries. I'm not talking about tomatoes you grow yourself, because you can grow them naturally from fucked-up (modified) seeds and it's the same crap not a real tomato. I'm talking about 100% natural, unaltered, old, original tomato species. So... here are some real tomatoes. Just picked them off the plant in the garden and made a salad. Notice how the Cherry ones got so ripped that cracked on the vine and the bigger ones are kinda ugly/deformed looking. That's how real tomatoes are - imperfect. Look at them full-size for full detail. By the way this year was very dry. Not enough rain. Tomatoes are smaller than usual because of that. Most years some of them (certain species) grow at monster sizes (about the diameter of a 2 Liter CocaCola bottle or bigger). I even got some weird cross-polenization or something that made some plants make both Cherry type and big type of fruits on same plant - The biggest tomato in the pictures is pinkish and of a certian species and grew on same plant with the smallest tomatoes in the pictures which are red and as far as I can tell of a different species/kind Gallery link Just harvested Some are deformed, some are cracked A tasty completed salad (had no cucumbers though) Note all the juice that got out of them. That's not added oil or water but juice.