|I grew these wonderful large tomatoes they appear to be very healthy and the plants a huge, however as they are starting to ripen the entire bottom of them turns brown and rots. why is this happening and what is it|
PS. intermixed in the yellow tomatoes are red ones that do not have this same problem, we have been eating them for about a month now.
|The symptoms sound suspiciously like blossom end rot. Blossom end rot can affect fruit at all stages of development. The characteristic symptom is a progressive deterioration of the blossom end of the fruit, from a water-soaked appearance to a sunken, black, leathery lesion. While secondary fungal infections may occur, blossom end rot is a physiological disorder caused by calcium deficiency induced by water stress. Here's a website with pictures of what the disease looks like: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...|
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