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Tomatoes are rotting on the bottom.

Tomato    NYC

My beefsteak tomatoes are rotting on the bottom. What's causing it? Can they be saved? What can I do to help them?


Posted by: michelle (5 points) michelle
Posted: August 2, 2015


ahmed elramlawy commented,
The reason for this phenomenon is due to the lack of calcium injuring fruit rot, a physiological disease syphilis party and treat the disease by spraying liquid calcium on plants
about 5 years ago.



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Does appear to be a calcium deficiency called blossom end rot. But BER can be caused by a lot of factors: not enough water when fruit is forming, too much nitrogen, the wrong kind of nitrogen, it's too hot and dry, excessive levels of soluble potassium and magnesium can compete with calcium, etc. You don't state the zone where you live so it's hard to completely pinpoint what could be happening to cause this. In Florida we do not recommend foliar sprays as calcium on the leaves cannot be taken up by the fruit. Check your soil pH to make sure calcium is available.


Posted by: Susan League, UF/IFAS Sumter Program Assistant (1 point) Susan League, UF/IFAS Sumter Program Assistant
Posted: August 3, 2015




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I've had this before and I believe it's your plant not being able to absorb calcium or it has a calcium deficiency. I would recommend epsom salt diluted in water then watered on plants.


Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: August 3, 2015




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Yes, I would also agree that this is Blossom End Rot.


Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: August 3, 2015




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This caused by a calcium feficiency, you should add compost or organic fertilizer, next season tomatoes incirporate some egg shell (powder) to the bottom if the hole when transplanting.


Posted by: Daniel (1 point) Daniel
Posted: August 13, 2015




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