Cherry Tomatoes
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Split Skin on Cherry Tomato, Ok to Eat the Tomato?

Zone 9 | bpearse added on October 5, 2011 | Answered

I have found a number of my cherry tomatoes with split skins that have a thin covering over the split area. Are these tomatoes ok to eat? I have been boiling most of my tomatoes for sauce.

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Nikki
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Answered on October 6, 2011

This is called cracking. In mild cases, like yours, the skin cracks as the tomatoes grow and heals over. It is safe to eat. In more severe cases, the tomato will split open. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-cracking.htm

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