How to make tomatoes more acidic?
We were talking tomatoes this morning at work.
One guy mentioned that Johns tomatoes were very acidic every year and I perked up. I didn't get to try them since I work in a different dept.
So, I asked John for details. He said he planted parks whopper and better boys. I knew that it wasn't the variety. He puts some calcium in the hole, a little 10-10-10, and some store bought cow compost. I can't see that making acidic toms.
Then I asked about his soil he said it is red clay. Maybe that is it?
I remember when I was growing up our toms were very acidic and we had red clay. It was like a brick when it was dry.
After I married, Dad and Mom moved to where I am now and the soil is a little sandy and his toms weren't as acidic, even though he planted the same variety's.
Could that be the answer?
Since I'm not going to haul in 40 truckloads of red clay, does anyone know of a way to raise the acidity in toms?