What's up with my tomatoes?

lynn8775September 3, 2012

Hi, can anyone tell me what my tomato problem is? This is my first year planting in my square foot garden. I got a huge volume, but they all had this at the stem area, all varieties I planted. I want to make sure next year I fix my mistakes!

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lizzygracepond(7)

I planted a many different types of plants this year. One was very prone to look like yours. I looked up the variety and found out it was normal. We all had a very extreme summer. It can also be caused when the internal growth is faster than skin growth.
This can be caused by:
1. Overfertilization
2. Extreme fluctuations in temperature
3. Extreme fluctuations in soil moisture
4. Not enough foliage to protect fruit
5. Some tomato varieties are more prone to cracking than others.

Here's a good link. If anyone else has more specific input let me know too.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/Visual%20Guides/Tomato%20Fruit%20Problems.pdf

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 3:48PM
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lynn8775

Thanks for the ideas and link.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 11:12PM
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Doglips(8b/9a)

too much water at the wrong time.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 4:09AM
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