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Old 07-17-2006, 04:46 PM   #11
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On the counter in a wicker basket. Though I put half used tomatoes in a baggie and into the fridge.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:47 PM   #12
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PS: This thread made me remember I have some tomatoes in the refrigerator that are so red and starting to get mushy... I think they'll turn into a tomato crumble today!
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:47 PM   #13
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In the past I stored them on the vine. Sadly, now I'm limited to a "fruit" bowl.
I thought tomato was a fruit. Am I right?
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:46 PM   #14
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Botanically speaking, tomatos are a fruit. In the vernacular, they are a vegetable.

The product of a plant that carries that plants seeds for reproduction is categorized as a fruit. That being the case, squash and cucumbers are fruits. String beans and tomatos are fruits. peppers and eggplants are fruits. ...but, they are all vegetables too.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:50 PM   #15
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By golly, you are right, Andy! Botanical classifications have changed since I went to college (back in the dark ages).

Check out his website for more facts...

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=97467
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:54 PM   #16
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By the way, never, ever refrigerate tomatoes. Keep them stored on trays in a cool dark place.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:08 PM   #17
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What does "hanging" do for them? I've heard of hanging onion but never tomatoes.

Tupperware makes a product for storing half a tomato (or onion, or citrus fruit, etc.) in yoiur fridge without it getting mushy. It's called Forget-Me-Not - they work very well, FWIW.
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