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eifer
Apr 23, 2017 10:52 AM CST
I have some very nice looking tomatoes that I took off a plant that was dead. The tomatoes look perfect, but obviously the plant wasn't healthy for whatever reason (still can't quite figure out what went wrong - probably some kind of fungus). Is it safe to eat the tomatoes?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 23, 2017 11:41 AM CST
Sure, whatever killed the plant probably would not affect the fruit at all. Unless it was accidentally sprayed with some kind of toxic weed killer like RoundUp in which case I wouldn't eat them.

Just find out if any of your neighbors might have sprayed something that blew over onto your tomato plant, first.
Elaine

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Weedwhacker
Apr 23, 2017 8:46 PM CST
I agree
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stone
Apr 24, 2017 7:19 AM CST
Personally.... I would be afraid....

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