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i have brought a lycopersicum and the lable has a knife and fork crossed out does this mean i can't eat them and if so why? I thought they were all edible.



that is certainly what the symbol means.
lycopersicum esculata[?] the tomato is edible but many in the same family are not. They are in the solanum family and many of these fruits are poisonous.

30 Jun, 2011


Thanks for that. My plant looks like a tomatoe and smells like one but i guess i shouldn't take the chance of eating it.

30 Jun, 2011


What else does it say on the label, Julie_anne? The details might help decide if the the cross-out is a typo--like, say, an obvious, common, tomato variety name, or "harvest in 65 days".

30 Jun, 2011


if you bought it as a tomato then dont eat the foliage.

1 Jul, 2011


True, tomato stems, leaves, and (so far as I know) roots, are moderately toxic--just like potato hawes. If it actually says "Tomato" on the tag, the crossed out knife and fork symbol may be referring to that. Shame that some of these international symbols are so vague.

1 Jul, 2011


I found this site while trying to get an answer to the same question. Mine was from Lidl and has only symbols on the label. I am so annoyed I wasted time and good "Worm Tea" feed on it before I noticed the tag. Its the most successful tomato I've ever grown (only my 2nd year).
The birds are really enjoying mine. I'll put it down to experience.

1 Aug, 2011


LOL! I think that all of us make the birds very happy our first year or two of gardening!

2 Aug, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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