As tomatoes in your garden reach the half-grown stage, you may notice that fruits that seem fine otherwise are beginning to develop hardened brownish areas along the bottom. These gradually grow in size and turn leathery and black by the time the fruit ripens into redness. Many a tomato gardener has been taken aback by the appearance of blossom-end rot. This condition, characterized by a large, brown lesion at the blossom end of the tomato -- opposite the stem. Have you noticed tomato fruit that looks rotten on the bottom? A common problem in the garden, especially when growing tomatoes, and a commonly asked about topic, blossom end rot is usually seen in half grown fruits or early on in the trippleareviews.com what is tomato blossom end rot and what, if anything, can be done about it?
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has been taken aback by the appearance of blossom-end rot. This condition, characterized by a large, brown lesion at the blossom end of the tomato -- opposite the stem -- disfigures the fruit and makes it unpalatable. Though it looks like a fungal disease, blossom-end rot is actually an indication that calcium is in short supply. The solution for this vexing problem lies in maintaining healthy soil. Add one tablespoon pulverized limestone to each planting hole if you have overly acidic soil. Add the lime when amending the soil. Maintaining proper pH -- about 6.