Tomato Rotting #354978 - Ask Extension


Tomato Rotting #354978

Asked August 20, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT

I have had several tomatoes develop rot right as they start ripening. The rot doesn't start on the blossom end but in the middle of the tomato. It seems to have only effected my heirloom tomatoes and not my celebrity or roma tomatoes.

Salt Lake County Utah

Expert Response

Thanks for your question and your excellent photo about tomatoes rotting. As you have already figured out, this can't be blossom end rot. 
I have a few questions for you:
Are the tomatoes that have this problem touching the ground?
Are all the tomatoes on the plant affected?
Are the leaves on the plants affected normal-looking? If not, what do they look like?
Since I can't feel the tomato myself, is the rot firm and smooth on the outside, or is it squishy?
On the inside, what does the rot look and and it is hard or soft?
Rosalind Hutton Replied August 22, 2016, 1:51 PM EDT

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