I just picked off a green tomato with a brown bottom. I wonder if it's
good for anything (e.g. seeds) besides composting and throwing during bad
How developed are the seeds? The tomato is about normal size (as you might
see in a supermarket), but still 100% green. I don't know what variety it
is or if it's open pollenated (though I'm willing to take my chances with
My seed saver notes say use fully ripe tomatoes and that tomatoes don't
ripen after they've been picked.
I don't have any pets.
Blossom End Rot isn't a disease, but a "condition," so it's OK to cut
off the spoiled bits and eat the rest. Every year I buy a couple of
green tomatoes at the farmers mkt, intending to try making fried green
tomatoes, but rarely get around to it. The tomatoes stay out in the
kitchen, and eventually ripen. When I cut them open, often many of the
seeds have germinated, and I have a tomato-ful of little tadpoles. Not
much good for seed-saving. :-) However, you *could* try
making...fried green tomato slices.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately my clean freak girlfriend decided to
chuck the poor tomato yesterday. I was hoping to open it and see if I had
seeds or 'tadpoles'. (The bottom looked a little too nasty for me to eat
the top part).
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