cracking tomato in Houston

Ebru74(9)May 22, 2011


I have raised 30 tomato plants this year. It was very challenging! The weather is extremely hot and dry. We are 50% below the average rain.

I have 15 different kinds of tomatoes and they are all giving me cracked fruit. Some cracks are so deep I have to cut the tomato almost to the half in order to make salad...

Also I have Soldacki and it is quite prolific. The problem is; fruit is la ittle bit bigger than cherry tomato pretty much size of campari tomato. Is this normal?


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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I don't have this problem in the Fort Worth area until July or August. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about Houston weather. This is what I found on line.

Tomatoes tend to crack when they receive irregular water. If your tomatoes have gone through a dry spell and you try to make up for it with frequent waterings, the inside of the tomato will plump up faster than the outside can stretch and grow.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 8:48AM
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