I purchased a bunch of red tomatoes on a twig a few days ago, and put them in a plastic bag in my refrigerator.
When I opened the plastic bag five–six days later, all the bottoms of the tomatoes (bottom tertiles) had wide fractures in their skin. They had basically started to split.
They were a bit soft, but not that soft – my first rection was that maybe my fridge is a bit too cool.
The temperature in the fridge is around 5-6° C, and I kept the tomatoes close to the bottom shelf where vegetables go.
Is my refrigerator too cold, or was five-six days in a fridge too long to store tomatoes?
Note: I'm partially aware of the fact that tomatoes shouldn't really be stored in a fridge – but in room temperature – if I'm not mistaken!