red/yellow mottled fruit - ripening or disease? (pics)
Hi Tomato Growers!
I have a question. I notice all the tomatoes I've plucked off the vine have a bit of a mottled red/yellow look. At first I decided it was just the ripening process, since the full ripe color eventually works its way up from the bottom. Today, though, I made the mistake of googling and came across pages that said "destroy entire plant" when mottling is present, indicating spotted wilt? The leaves look fine and the plants seem healthy (other than a few browning spots from the sun and a few stink bugs).
What do you think?
These are Early Girls, but I see this on my Arkansas Travelers as they begin to ripen, too. You can see a few of them in my basket in the last picture. Thanks in advance.