black spots on tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Debbie Lesher
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Question by debbee4503
August 13, 2010
Some of the tomatoes that I am picking now, mid-Aug., have small black spot's that look like freckles. Are these healthy to eat?

Answer from NGA
August 13, 2010
It sounds like bacterial speck and the condition won't damage the tomatoes other than mar the skins. They are perfectly fine to eat. If you don't like the specks on the skins you can cut them off, but as long as you wash the tomatoes before eating them, they will be fine.

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