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Radial Cracking/Catfacing or Bugs?

Posted by gardenmommy_2010 8A, Sac CA (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 29, 11 at 20:07

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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RE: Radial Cracking/Catfacing or Bugs?

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.

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