Can you eat blotchy tomatoes?

Asked by Margaret Marshall on November 02, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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Common tomato ripening problems include yellow shoulder, uneven or blotchy ripening, and failure to ripen (fruits stay green). Internally these areas of the tomato are often white or green, but the fruit is still edible if-the discolored sections are trimmed away.

What causes sunscald on tomatoes? Sunscald, a noninfectious disease of pepper and tomato, is caused by sudden exposure of the fruit to intense direct sunlight and is most serious during periods of extreme heat. Sunscald is common on plants that have suffered premature loss of foliage from leafspot diseases.

What causes white leaves on tomato plants? The most common cause of leaves turning white in tomatoes, especially young seedlings that are recently transplanted, is exposure to intense sunlight. Generally, the damage from sunlight appears as a border of white leaf color on the tomato plant. The leaves may curl and break, leaving minimal foliage on theplant.

Should I water tomato plants everyday? Water newly planted tomatoes well to make sure soil is moist and ideal for growing. Early in the growing season, watering plants daily in the morning. As temperatures increase, you might need to water tomatoplants twice a day. Garden tomatoes typically require 1-2 inches of water a week.