Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes
HighleyDelighted Posts: 21
in Fruit & veg
After weeks waiting for my abundance of tomatoes to ripen, many have dark colouring on the skins - purple, almost bruised looking. Some are beautifully smooth and shiny, others have pitting on the discloration.
Are they safe to eat and cook with please?
Can you take a photo?
Wellshonion - if it is blight can the good bits be cooked?
Also does anyone know if its ok to cook the good bits of ones that have split and healed over again please. I don't want to throw these away if I can help it.
Photos of discoloured tomatoes - the leaves of the plants look healthy. If it is blight what should I do with the higher trusses of green toms please.
A photo would help with an accurate diagnosis and I wouldn't be keen to eat any part of blighted tomatoes.
Having said that, it will be fine to eat those (un-blighted) ones that have split....this is usually associated with erratic watering.
HD - Your photo post came through as I was posting my reply. Those in your pic do seem to be affected with blight and I don't think it would be advisable to eat any part of them.
I have cooked and eaten the good bits of a blighted tom(which this looks like) and still live to tell the tale! I would dispose of the rest of the plant though
Right I am going to harvest all the tomatoes and put the green ones in a box with a tomato. Is blight airborne - will the unripe ones be infected, but not showing signs
My Yorkshire "Waste not, want not" upbringing is giving me heartache if I have to jettison the lot.