Fungus?

Asked July 9, 2020, 4:12 PM EDT

Hello! I am new to gardening and this is my first tomato plant ever!! I just wanted to understand what I am dealing with. I think I have a fungus? Can I still eat the tomatoes? Only one tomato looks like this, the rest are normal with no spots. The leaves look like the attached photo.

Travis County Texas

1 Response

Yes, that does appear to be a fungus. If the fruit itself isn't showing obvious signs of rot, they should be safe to eat. Wash them thoroughly first. Use your best judgment and common sense - when in doubt, throw it out. Although the fungus itself won't cause any problems if ingested, if the fruit has started to rot, other pathogens may have been introduced that could be a problem.