Roma Tomato plant issue

chrisandjenny2003(9)May 9, 2009

HI. My roma tomato plant has a few small green tomatoes started. The other day I noted one of them has a brown spot on the bottom. When I checked yesterday, several had this and the spots are soft (basically rotten areas). So, I plucked them off. What is this and how do I prevent it? Thanks in advance.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It is called BER (blossom end rot) and is common with the first early fruits thanks to the spring weather, more common in some varieties than others, and more common in roma-types than other varieties. It goes away. ;)

The FAQ below provides more details.


If you want to read more about it just do a search here using 'BER blossom end rot'. Lots of discussion on it.

Here is a link that might be useful: BER FAQ

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 8:46PM
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