White inside my tomatoes

mamalovedlavenderJuly 30, 2010

What causes white inside my tomatoes. Is my soil missing something?

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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

If you're referring to white hard tissue found mainly near the stem end it's called the tomato core and is found in some OP vareities but not others.

Which of the varieties that you're growing are showing it?

Carolyn, assuming you're talking about in the flesh of the tomato, not the white hard tissue that can be found under stinkbug bites just undernath where stinkbugs have bitten through the tomato skin.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 9:29PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Could be sun scald.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 12:05AM
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If it's not the normal core or the stinkbug damage that Carolyn mentioned, it could also be a potassium deficiency. If it's a potassium problem, there should be other symptoms, like leaf problems. Here are some pictures.

Here is a link that might be useful: Potassium deficiency

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 10:48AM
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