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White paste substance on tomato

Tomato    ohio

Some tomatoes have a white paste substance coming out of cracks. what is it? Other tomatoes appear to be okay. I have five tomato plants growing.


Posted by: steve (1 point) steve
Posted: August 21, 2015


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Can you upload a picture please - will make identification much easier. Thanks.
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If the tomato is ripe, or over ripe, It might be a fungus that develops. It often appears fuzzy if you look very close.


Posted by: Michael Gross (1 point) Michael Gross
Posted: August 24, 2015


steve commented,
Yes, that is pretty much what it looks like. I haven't seen any more tomatoes like that though, so I guess it is okay to eat a tomato from that plant as long as it looks healthy?
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There is a common soil-borne fungus called Geotrichum candidum that causes sour rot of various fruits. It has a yeasty appearance and might be your culprit. There are some good photos at http://allaboutgrowingtomatoes.blogsp....


Posted by: Charlie B. (1 point) Charlie B.
Posted: August 27, 2015




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