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19/08/2012 at 09:36

hi there, can anyone tell me whats wrong with my tomatoes. picture attached. its all dark green at the top.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10978.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

19/08/2012 at 10:48

I'm happy to be wrong but don't think it's to much to worry about, one of my plants looked like that and they took a while to go red but I'm picking them now and they taste fine. I';m sure someone else will come along and explain why they are greener at the top, will be interested to know.

19/08/2012 at 10:54

Most likely there's nothing wrong with them, filmbuffy. They're changing colour on the way to maturity. Most toms mature from bottom to top, hence the shoulders are the last to change.

If the shoulders remain green:

Green shoulders can be a variety trait. What's the variety?

Shoulders that don't fully ripen - and, for that matter, uneven ripening in general - can also be a sign of toms getting a bit too warm in direct sunlight.

19/08/2012 at 14:55

hiya, not sure of the variety without trying to find the pack. but that sounds like a relief.the branches are breaking/weakening so thought they were dying. but in the past thats happened and ive just tied them up straight.- thought it might be blight or something as i had toms that turned brown at the top and thought this is what was happening here.

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