Why tomatoes have white hard cores and veins?
I’ve noticed this year many times when I buy tomatoes at the market, they all have large hard white cores and white hard veins on the sides. I’ve bought red tomatoes with such hard white area around the stalk, then I tried pink (rose) tomatoes and they had the same white hard tissue near the stem end and around. Is it just a bad year for the tomatoes, bad sorts of tomatoes or it means something else – maybe lots of nitrates or other unhealthy additions or artificial ways of ripening? Looking forward to your answers.
Please see these tomatoes with large hard white cores and white hard veins large hard white cores and white hard veins :
Maybe it is just the variety or maybe the weather stress (temperatures fluctuate: low temperatures or heat).