tomato blight - Knowledgebase Question

Richland Center, Wi
Question by sueroseberr
September 3, 2009
Our area has been hit by tomato blight. My tomatoes, like everyone else's, are succumbing to the disease. Is there a way to salvage the green tomatoes? Are they safe to eat?


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Answer from NGA
September 3, 2009

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If the green tomatoes are in the right stages of ripeness, they can be harvested and either wrapped in newspaper and placed in a cool area, or taken indoors and set on the kitchen counter. At room temperature they should begin to turn from green to pink to red over a 2 week period. Those you've stored in a cool area can be brought in as needed, and they should ripen within about 2 weeks of being taken indoors. Although the plants are blighted, the fruits should be okay. I hope you have a great harvest inspite of the blight.

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