Sharing with hornworms

nanw_1976September 13, 2013

It has been a horrible year for tomatoes here. I think I've picked four tomatoes all season... sad. I've had some hornworms that have done quite a bit of damage, but I still have a few dozen tomatoes that are intact and FINALLY starting to ripen.

Anyway, do you guys see any reason NOT to eat tomatoes that appear to be undamaged, but are from plants that have had several hornworms living on them? I would like to have at least one of my Pink Girls & Goliaths. Thanks!

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kimpa(z6b PA)

I don't see any reason not to eat them. I believe the horworms just eat the leaves and if they did eat some off a tomato, I would eat that half eaten tomato too. They are not injecting any toxic poison into the plant.

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