tomatoes look ok no black spots can I can? leaves died early and tomatoes...

Asked September 10, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

tomatoes look ok no black spots can I can? leaves died early and tomatoes have red/yellow grain to them. but nothing bad on inside

Cattaraugus County New York disease issues

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If your tomatoes are fresh, and with no sign of deterioration, they should be alright to can. However, make sure to follow the "best practices" canning directions since old home recipes are not reliable for safety. See: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can3_tomato.html

To trouble-shoot the problems with your plants, try finding the symptoms in this article: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/Visual%20Guides/Tomato%20Fruit%20Problems.pdf