Definition of sunscald
: an injury of woody plants (such as fruit or forest trees) characterized by localized death of the tissues and sometimes by cankers and caused when it occurs in the summer by the combined action of both the heat and light of the sun and in the winter by the combined action of sun and low temperature to produce freezing of bark and underlying tissues
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Aside from being very attractive and nutritious, the blue pigment helps protect the fruit from sunscald and gives the tomatoes a long shelf life.
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