Round Cracking On Top Of Tomatoes? - Knowledgebase Question

Kingman, AZ
Avatar for vorocks
Question by vorocks
October 8, 1999
Why are my tomatoes starting to crack when they are green, starting from the top it goes aound in a circle?

Answer from NGA
October 8, 1999
Tomatoes are moisture sensitive and need a regular supply of water to thrive and produce fruit. In our hot dry conditions, moisture stress can show up as cracking. This doesn't interfere with edibility, however!
How often to water depends on your particular soil's characteristics. Keep soil uniformly moist, but not soaking wet, to a depth of 12-18 inches. You might also want to consider providing afternoon shade for your tomatoes. When selecting tomato varieties, keep in mind that small or medium sized fruits usually ripen and mature with fewer problems than the big beefsteak types. Varieties that mature in fewer days (those with Early in their name, for example) often do better as well. I hope this info helps!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Wild asters"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.