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Medium_tomato_disease_small My tomatoes just started growing after flowering and they already have a black rotten bottom.

It is a variety of ox heart tomato. The plant looks healthy after surviving the summer heat.

Submitted: 05:19PM, 27 Mar 2016
Answer: Hi Antonio,

Thank you for contacting us regarding tomatoes. Looks like you have got a disease called Blossom end rot. What happens is that the supply of calcium is not adequate to form the fruit properly. There are couple of reasons why this may occur. Lack of calcium available to the plant at certain times through its growth and moisture levels to the plant not maintained on a regular basis.

For next season, it’s a good idea to incorporate Yates Garden Lime and Yates Dynamic Lifter to the soil and ensure you water regularly throughout the season.

Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to help the affected fruit, but usually not all the fruit is affected and you will still be able to enjoy your harvest.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturalist

Category: Diseases
Answered: 10:19AM, 29 Mar 2016

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