[gardeners] Tomato question

Liz Albrook (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 12:15:30 +0000

I thought I'd asked every question possible about tomatoes but I've 
got another one.

The San Marzanos I'm growing have a tendency to have something black 
around the end of the core where there should be seeds.  In other 
words, in some of these tomatoes there are no seeds or few seeds but 
there's a black plaque surrounding the core where one would expect 
seeds and gel.  I haven't actually worried about it just cut it out 
and use the tomato.

My guess is that this black plaque, which is lumpy and hard, is 
composed of undeveloped or underdeveloped seed.  Is this a trait of 
some varieties, a disease of some sort or what?

who's having so much fun with the new dehydrator that she wants 
another one with tons of trays