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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2020 :  7:38:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So for all they years I have been gardening,,, and growing tomatoes... I have never seen this...

All my other tomatoes are fine,, and ripening... but this particular plant,,, all but a few of the tomatoes have this weird brown dimpling...
any ideas???
This is the 1st time in growing tomatoes in over 20 plus years that I have ever encountered something like this...




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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Aug 03 2020 :  7:50:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blossom end rot. Happens when there is a period of dry to wet or wet to dry.
I see it every year here to some extent.
Try picking off the bad fruit and hopefully you can get some decent fruits
Ugh, nothing like seeing a tomato and then seeing that on the bottom
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
1290 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2020 :  7:51:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Info about it here:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/blossom_end_rot_tip_sheet

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

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Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3519 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2020 :  07:44:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Calcium put your egg shells in the area with the tomatoes. you can also get a liquid form too.
Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2020 :  8:00:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had never had this happen so it is new to e,, and yes, we had a combination of dry to wet to dry/hot...
Thank goodness non of the other tomatoes plants have it... just this one plant.
Lisa,,, thank you for the info about Blossom end rot.

Diana,, I will try the calcium trick...

Judith, heading over to that site right now... Thanks

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
1290 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2020 :  10:20:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had that happen to individual tomatoes but never to all of them on the same plant.

Judith

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2020 :  4:23:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would say about 1/3 of the tomatoes on this particular plant have this brown bottom rot..

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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2020 :  5:04:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes===blossom end rot for sure. We get it every year and this year we got root rot---never had. We have had curly top and horn worms and early blight and late blight. I figure there has been a garden here for at least one hundred fifty years and that packs a lot of disease and every pest known to tomatoes .They are a pain in the butt and when I get a crop I can them up in a fury. Maybe every three years we get a crop. I do so love the smell of the plants and the wonderful tomatoes. So whatever you get ----enjoy!!!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2020 :  7:15:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey HG56,, wowzers! that's a lot of years of gardening... certainly you are not that old!!! snorks-n-giggles...

I luv canning my own marinaria sauce and salsa as well as pickles.. but this year it's not going to happen.. bummer!

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7313 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2020 :  9:20:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phew! That is NASTY for blossom end rot, Gracie! Yikes! I've never seen it look like that. Are you sure there wasn't a little buggy-buddy in there, as well? YIKES!

I'm with Diana. I save up all of our eggshells all year long, just rinsing and air-drying them, then putting them in a big 2 1/2 gallon baggie. At planting time, I just crush them and put them in the dirt under and all around the tomato plants. I'm SURE it was one of the farmgirls who told me to do that, but I can't remember which dear sister it was - GOD BLESS HER! I haven't had a problem since! Totally recommend it, girlie!

I'm so sorry. I know how disappointing this can be. But the girls are right. It's perfectly safe to cut off the bad spot on blossom end rot and use the rest of the tomato... Just gotta get past that "skeemisch factor." LOL. Please don't give up on your sauce and salsa and pickles just yet... Maybe there is a really good farm nearby???? OR a really good gardening friend???

Love and hugs -

Nini



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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4331 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4331 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  8:23:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get it with mine as well. My very first tomato of the tear had it. When I first started to grow my garden my dad taught me about blossom rot. Itís really big with squash. I am always watching my blossoms to get them pulled off before they ruin my food. I hope the remainder of your tomatoes will turn out good.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14440 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14440 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2020 :  11:29:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I went out and really searched through all my tomato plants and plucked any that showed signs of rot... I think I got them all... fingers and eyes crossed...
I have never had this before in all the years I have grown a garden... hopefully this will be the last time too!


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
4331 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2020 :  4:34:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck Grace. Keep us posted on how that goes.

Krista
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