Bottom Of Tomatoes Get Black But Not Rotten

by Ladi
(Baltimore, Md)

Question:


As the tomatoes start going red the bottom looks like its getting rotten but when you cut the tomato just the bottom tip is bad the rest is good. am i watering it too much in 90-100 temp?


Answer:

Ladi,

Sounds like you have Blossom End Rot. That's where the end of the tomato that was originally the end of the yellow blossom, turns to a dark color.


It usually turns a brownish color first, and the ends as a black color. A lack of calcium is usually the reason for the blossom end rot occurring.

Click here for my response to another reader concerns and questions regarding the cause and possible cure for this problem.

Brad




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