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Why do my Heirlooms split?

Posted by bbbacres Montana (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 3, 12 at 10:31

Probably on old topic, but as my Brandywine Heirlooms mature they beging to split. By the time I harvest them, there are large scars, evidence of deep splits, in the tomato body. Most look like splits that healed over, so there is a sort of vegetable scab over the trough. A few are deep enough to stay open. By the time I cut around the affected areas, about 20% of the tomato is left and it tastes great.

Can someone explain what is happening? Is there a cure? Should I consider another tomato, if so, what?

I have photos if someone would like to see one.


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RE: Why do my Heirlooms split?

Here is a photo of my problem.

Here is a link that might be useful: Splitting Heirloom Tomatoes


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RE: Why do my Heirlooms split?

Splitting and cracking are most often caused by inconsistent moisture problems - dry-wet-dry. Lots of discussions here about 'splitting' and 'cracking' the search will pull up. It has nothing to do with the variety or the fact that they are heirlooms or not.

Dave


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