Tomatoes Ripen Half Yellow & Half Red - Knowledgebase Question

Bayside, NY
Question by mrsaint104
August 18, 2000
What is the reason why my tomatoes are not turning fully red, but are staying half yellow on top?

Answer from NGA
August 18, 2000


Green shoulder can be caused by too much sun hitting the tomatoes due to overpruning or defoliation, or by too little potash in the soil. You might want to run some basic soil tests and see if you need to supplement that.

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