Penn State Extension does not recommend eating tomatoes with signs of blight. They are not unsafe to eat, but blight spots are optimal growing conditions for other microorganisms.Know More
Blight is a fungal infection that will quickly spread throughout the garden. It can spread to neighbors' gardens and farms as well. If found, the affected plants and vegetables need to be disposed of by wrapping them in plastic and setting them in the sun so that the fungus is killed.
Tomatoes that show signs of blight should not be used for canning. Canning blighted tomatoes will raise the pH level of the tomato, making it a haven for other bacteria to grow.Learn more about Vegetables
Tomato cracks or splits can be caused by a number of factors, though they are primarily the result of not getting enough water on a regular basis. Genetics may also play a role in this phenomenon.Full Answer >
To freeze ripe tomatoes, blanch them in boiling water, remove the stems and cores and add them to resealable freezer bags. Store the tomatoes in the freezer for up to 18 months.Full Answer >
Martha Stewart's cornmeal fried green tomatoes and Better Homes and Gardens spicy herb fried green tomatoes are some good fried tomato recipes. Better Homes and Garden's recipe uses sour cream, while Martha Stewart's recipe pairs well with a mayonnaise-based sauce for dipping.Full Answer >
Some online sources that have easy recipes for fresh garden tomatoes are Southern Living and Country Living. The Southern Living website has 33 different recipes that can be made from fresh tomatoes, such as Texas toast tomato sandwiches, tortellini and tomato salad and ham and tomato pie. One of the easiest recipes to make is the Texas toast tomato sandwich, which entails using heirloom tomatoes, five-cheese Texas toast, basil, blue cheese vinaigrette, salt and ground black pepper.Full Answer >