tomatoes with cracked skin - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by davidkoff1
August 19, 2009
What casues the skin of tomatoes to crack?

Answer from NGA
August 19, 2009
Tomato growth cracks are usually caused when the interior of the tomato swells faster than the skin can grow. Too much rain, or uneven watering can cause this problem but your tomatoes should callous over these cracks and continue to grow and mature. Just cut away the corky, calloused areas before you eat the tomatoes. They may look unsightly but they should taste like vine ripened tomatoes. Enjoy.

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