Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Whitmore, CA
Question by rdederer
August 11, 1998
I have large green tomatoes. As they ripen so many are spoiled on the bottom of the tomato. What is causing this.? It seems worse than it ever has been.


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Answer from NGA
August 11, 1998

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Sounds like a classic case of blossom end rot, especially if the spot is dark brown and leathery. This problem is due to a calcium deficiency, often brought on by an uneven water supply. Try to keep the soil evenly moist by using a mulch and watering when needed.

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