tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Raiford, Fl
Question by grinch70
May 9, 2010
Why are my tomatoes splitting, what can I do about it.

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2010


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 twice 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 your plants get. Good luck with your tomatoes.

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