Tomato Blossom End Rot - Knowledgebase Question

Ventura, CA
Question by warrantydk
November 3, 1997
I HAVE TRIED ALL THE NORMAL REMEDIES FOR TOMATO BLOSSOM ROT, INCLUDING EVEN WATERING, CALCIUM ADDITIVES, ETC. CAN YOU ADVISE?


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Answer from NGA
November 3, 1997

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Blossom end rot can be a challenging problem. Mulch your plants well to help keep the soil constantly moist and spray the plants with seaweed to provide a quick dose of nutrients. Pick off the affected fruits right away so the plant can devote its energyto forming new blossoms. If you can set out your tomato plants earlier, you might be able to harvest more tomatoes before the prime season for blossom end rot, which is usually midsummer.

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