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White inside my tomatoes

Posted by mamalovedlavender NC (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 30, 10 at 20:53

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

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RE: White inside my tomatoes

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.

RE: White inside my tomatoes

Could be sun scald.

RE: White inside my tomatoes

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

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