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[Tomato Dirt #232] Cracked Up? Tomato Cracks and What To Do About Them
June 24, 2021
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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Here’s how it happens: after drought or heat, tomato plants get too much water too fast. The fruit grows quickly as it absorbs the extra water, but it expands too fast. The tomato skin can’t stretch to accommodate the extra fluid. Cracking alleviates pressure.
Here’s what you need to know about tomato cracks:
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