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cracking tomato in Houston

Posted by Ebru74 9 (My Page) on
Sun, May 22, 11 at 15:19

I have raised 30 tomato plants this year. It was very challenging! The weather is extremely hot and dry. We are 50% below the average rain.

I have 15 different kinds of tomatoes and they are all giving me cracked fruit. Some cracks are so deep I have to cut the tomato almost to the half in order to make salad...

Also I have Soldacki and it is quite prolific. The problem is; fruit is la ittle bit bigger than cherry tomato pretty much size of campari tomato. Is this normal?


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RE: cracking tomato in Houston

I don't have this problem in the Fort Worth area until July or August. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about Houston weather. This is what I found on line.

Tomatoes tend to crack when they receive irregular water. If your tomatoes have gone through a dry spell and you try to make up for it with frequent waterings, the inside of the tomato will plump up faster than the outside can stretch and grow.

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