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Old June 8, 2015   #1
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This is a ripe Green Zebra. There were two ripe fruits growing beside each other. One looked and tasted pretty good. Here is a picture of the second one. There are no signs of a bug digging into it. It looked just like the other tomato. I'm curious as to why it is black colored like that?
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I read somewhere that BER can happen inside the fruit occasionally. Looks fine outside, black & leathery inside. Could that be what happened here?
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Wormgirl, I will look that up early tomorrow morning. Getting sleepy tonight and today is one of those days I don't remember my own name. Wow, BER on the inside. It would make since with all the rain we got in May.
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Yes, BER can occur like this, barely visible on the outside
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I read somewhere that BER can happen inside the fruit occasionally. Looks fine outside, black & leathery inside. Could that be what happened here?
If you have read Craig's book you may have seen it in there. He discusses it.
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I would like to get his book sometime soon.
BER hmm. That would explain it.

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