How do you seed tomatoes?

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Here are two simple ways to get rid of the seeds in a tomato.

  • When working with meaty plum or roma tomatoes, cut them in half and gently squeeze each half, as you would a lemon. The seeds will pop right out.
  • When your tomato is a juicier beefsteak tomato, cut the tomato in half and scoop out the seeds with your fingertip.

For more tips, watch our video on How To Seed Tomatoes and for recipes, see 7 Ways with Fresh Tomatoes.

Marge Perry
Jul, 2011
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