Tomato taste and texture off.

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I’m sitting here wondering what I did wrong because my Roma’s are starting to become ripe and I decided to can some whole ones since I love whole canned Roma tomatoes from the grocery store. Well once I blanched the skins off I noticed they had a mushy texture and such a light color, nothing like the delish sweet grocery store canned ones that have a deep red. The taste was pretty weak. Even eating these tomatoes fresh before I blanched them, they had also like a starchy texture. Maybe it is the type of Roma I grew or something is wrong with them. But it’s driving me crazy since I’ve been so excited about my first home grown crop.
 

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I’m sitting here wondering what I did wrong because my Roma’s are starting to become ripe and I decided to can some whole ones since I love whole canned Roma tomatoes from the grocery store. Well once I blanched the skins off I noticed they had a mushy texture and such a light color, nothing like the delish sweet grocery store canned ones that have a deep red. The taste was pretty weak. Even eating these tomatoes fresh before I blanched them, they had also like a starchy texture. Maybe it is the type of Roma I grew or something is wrong with them. But it’s driving me crazy since I’ve been so excited about my first home grown crop.
They aren't ripe. Before canning ripen until zero green is showing anywhere on the skin. In fact over ripe tomatoes is what store bought canned tomatoes are. Just place your tomatoes on a table or window sill until they ripen. It will only take 2 or 3 days.
 
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