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Blossom end rot

Blossom End Rot of Tomato

Posted by John Fulton -

Many tomatoes are suffering from blossom end rot, where there is a leathery rot opposite the stem end. This is a calcium imbalance in the plant, usually caused by uneven moisture conditions. Mulching and watering once a week help. If you have container tomatoes, the problem is much harder to solve. Things should even out on their own for soil grown tomatoes.

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