Seedless Berries? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by scottdeborah
April 11, 2000
My father can not eat any berries with seeds, like raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. He loves them but due to a medical condition his body can not break down the seeds. I am looking for seedless berries and fruits -- like tomatoes. Any out there?

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2000
Because fruits are, botanically speaking, structures that contain seeds, it will be a challenge. Even "seedless" fruits usually have rudimentary seeds which, due to breeding, don't mature and are therefore usually quite soft and small.

You've probably already considered fruits with large seeds that can be removed, such as cherries, peaches, pears, plums, etc. Blueberries, gooseberries, currents, and cranberries all have seeds inside, but the seeds are small. I suggest he ask his doctor if these would be OK to eat. Does he enjoy melons? Another possibility is rhubarb, which is not, technically, a fruit. Or perhaps he can eat products from which the seeds have been strained out, such as seedless raspberry jam.

There are "seedless" tomatoes, but I'd be cautious because they, too, contain some seeds. You can, of course, manually remove the seeds on peppers (though you'd have to be really diligent to remove them all).

I hope this helps. Again, I suggest you check with his doctor before trying anything new.

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Answer from rosey88
April 19, 2018
i can tell you that I also have nearly the same problem so I have searched for tomatoes with very few seeds. The seeds that were in the tomatoes I could easily remove as there was not very many. I grew last year a tomato called Jersey Devil which was actually delicious and we could cut out the seeds that were there. The other ones you could search for are Sweet Seedless (it still had some seeds!) & Tomato Roma VF . i am going to try and grow Tomato Rosella and Oregon Cherry - I havent got this seed yet but its on my list to look for them. You will still need to be careful and remove all that you can but these are the names of the only ones i know that may be better for you to cut out all the seeds of any that are in the tomatoes.
if anyone knows of any others please let us know!

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