better boy tomatoes cracking on top ...

djonesc(zone 5/99022 - spokane area)September 1, 2013

live in 57580 (south dakota) ... planted about 12 better boy tomatoes and they are cracking on top ... i use soaker hoses rather than overhead watering ... what possibly could be wrong and how can i remedy it???

thanks so much for any help ....


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Some kinds are more likely to crack than others.
Circular cracks near the stems tend to be genetic.
Cracks for stem to blossom end often occur with erratic water supply which can occur even with soakers.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 11:07PM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Cut back on watering , and yes some varieties are more prone to cracking

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 11:40PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Also, if they are cracking after color break, why not pick them soon after color break and let them ripen inside. This way there will be no spoilage and maybe tastier (less water).

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 1:11AM
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