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My tomatoes seem to have a virus causing leaves to die and stems to turn dark brown and some tomatoes blackish but I still have tomatoes on the higher branches that look unaffected at the moment. Are they safe to eat?

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No, just because a tomato doesn't show signs of a pathogen, doesn't mean it is safe to eat. You need to get to the root of the problem first. I would highly recommend you first remove all the bad tomatoes from the plant and toss them. Go here: tomato help This may help in diagnosing your disease. If it's a fungus follow my next point. Second, go get some fertilizer with fungal killer. It's not necessarily a virus affecting your tomatoes. Treat the tomatoes with that and see if they perk up and look normal again. Just follow the recommendations on the package. If it is another kind of pathogen, follow the instructions on the website. Don't risk your own health on something that may cause you to get sick.

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