Care of tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Victorville, Ca
Question by vannat6
August 17, 2009
How do I keep my tomatoes from spliting while growing


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Answer from NGA
August 17, 2009

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Splitting can be caused by uneven watering. On almost-mature tomatoes the skin has stopped growing but the inside tissues are still absorbing water. Too much water (either rainfall or from the hose) at this point in the growth process can result in splitting. Try cutting back on your watering, applying a thorough soaking to the plant only once a week. You can try growing split-resistant type such as Burpee's 'Delicious' if your weather is such that you can't control the amount of water a plant gets.

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