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[Tomato Dirt #229] Blossom End Rot, Be Gone! Take Steps NOW to Prevent It on Your Tomatoes
May 13, 2021

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 11, Number 10

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Blossom End Rot, Begone! Take Steps NOW to Prevent It in Your Tomatoes

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Blossom end rot (BER) is a common tomato problem associated with growing conditions. It affects tomato fruit. Stems and leaves show no symptoms.

What does it look like?

The bottom side of the tomato (either a green or ripened one) develops a sunken, leathery dark brown or black spot. Gardeners most often notice BER when fruit is 1/3 to 1/2 its full size.

What causes BER?

A calcium imbalance.

Can you prevent it?

Yep! Take these precautions now …

Find out more tips about identifying and preventing Blossom end rot

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Tomato Growing Tip: Which Tomato Varieties Resist Blossom End Rot?

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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