Is this sunscald?

plantslayer(8)August 16, 2010

Please say yes- better scald than a disease. Also, should it be OK to let a scalded tomato ripen? I think this one has just started blushing.

Weather suddenly got very hot and sunny last week, but it was rather cool for weeks before that. This is a fine Paul Robeson that I would hate to see go to waste!

The white part is not very soft nor slimy, it's just... white. And maybe a bit wrinkly/leathery.

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

OP said "Please say yes"

Yes.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 12:47AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yes. That part will start to rot, probably before the rest gets fully ripe, but you can just cut that part off and eat the rest.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 9:08AM
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