I seem to remember that anything untoward in a green tomato is negated by the magical things that happen when you bung it in chutney.
Is that pronounced taity apples? Like tato from potato? Does anyone else call potatoes taities, or taitoes? And, whilst randomness is with me, the name reminds me of a book about a magic rabbit, set in Wales (although my version is English), called Tatty Apple!