This is False! Hydroponically grown tomatoes have every bit as much flavor as field grown varieties. Hydroponics has been a proven method of growing delicious tomatoes for decades. Most American retailers used to purchase tomatoes on-the-vine from Holland, where these growing techniques originated, as well as Mexico and Canada. In 1998 we brought authentic growing practices when we opened Intergrow Greenhouses in Western, NY, where we pick all of our tomatoes fully ripe and ship them daily to your stores, providing consumers with delicious, local tomatoes all year-round.