recognise blossom end rot in tomatoes

19th July 2020

recognise blossom end rot in tomatoes

Blossom end rot is where a patch of hard, dead cells forms at the base of your tomatoes.  It's related to a temporary problem within the plant,  in taking up calcium to form cell walls properly - it's not a disease, it's a physiological disorder and it's most common at the beginining of the season. In practical terms, you can help by watering consistently and regularly, and discard these fruits to let the plant concentrate on making new healthy fruits.[Thanks to Judith Conroy for these excellent specimens, on an unusual heritage tomato called Bosque Bumblebee.]

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