|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.
|Answer from NGA
August 11, 1998
|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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