It is often heard that home-grown fruits and veggies are a lot tastier than the produce found in the supermarket. Although this question may contain a skeptics element in it, it is so often heard there must be at least some biological ground behind it.


closed as primarily opinion-based by jonsca, anongoodnurse, cagliari2005, Corvus, Chris Mar 26 '15 at 5:58

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    $\begingroup$ Your whole question is built on a supposition that hardly anyone can truly prove. Even if you narrowed this down to an objective measure of taste under "organic" versus "non-organic" techniques, it's still driven by opinion. $\endgroup$ – jonsca Mar 25 '15 at 23:48
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is based on an unsupported presupposition. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Mar 26 '15 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ I must say that home grown stuff (fruit, veggies) always taste better (bar the stuff is not overripe and the likes). $\endgroup$ – AliceD Mar 26 '15 at 0:43
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. Your post might have better to be reformulated to something along the lines of: "it is common knowledge (hope you'll agree) that home grown stuff are better than industrial ones. Why is that? Intuitively, I would think that biotechnology should allow to make fruits that are much more tasty than what a random individual can do in its garden." $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Mar 26 '15 at 1:00

"Industrial" fruits and vegetables are not grown as much for flavor as for convenience, pest resistance, appearance, resistance to peel problems, resistance to bruising, etc. etc. Profitability is the main consideration.

There are many varieties of apple grown in orchards that taste wonderful (better than my grandmother's gnarly green apples) but don't hold up to shipping and storage well.

Finally, please don't get your information from fantasy tales. There are so many good sites for attaining information.

  • $\begingroup$ so I just clicked on your latest answer. low quality, non-supportive, opinion based, subjective, does not provide any useful information. If wiki is not good source, your grandmother garden is good source.... $\endgroup$ – Ilan Mar 28 '15 at 7:06
  • $\begingroup$ I don't pretend to more be academic than you are pretending. You waste time - answer the question about hyperthermia yourself instead to say me what to do... $\endgroup$ – Ilan Mar 28 '15 at 7:12
  • $\begingroup$ @ I can :) "don't bother answering" %))) $\endgroup$ – Ilan Mar 28 '15 at 7:15
  • $\begingroup$ Dear friend. I wish all the best. Please, forget about our small conflict. $\endgroup$ – Ilan Mar 28 '15 at 7:19

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