Radial Cracking/Catfacing or Bugs?

gardenmommy_2010July 29, 2011

Well, being my first time growing heirlooms I'm not used to what everyone calls radial cracking and/or catfacing. I've researched the radial cracking & my tomatoes are green & underripe so it's not splitting by overwatering. The two varieties that seem to really be doing this are Aunt Ruby German Green & Orange Russian 117 - and mostly Aunt Ruby German Green. I don't care if this is typical but if it's bugs instead then I need to pick & throw away the fruit. Here are a few pics of the worst ones.

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WDYT?

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

Catfacing.

Dave

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 8:53PM
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Julie717

That's catfacing, I've had a big problem with it, too. The cracks do seem to make an easier avenue for worms to get in, so you might also find wormholes in the cracks.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 2:35PM
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