Blossom End Rot

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Answers and Tips, Garden Care, Plants, Vegetables

BLOSSOM END ROT

Do your tomatoes look like this? 

Your tomatoes have blossom end rot. It’s a disorder of fruiting vegetables. Blossom end rot is caused by a lack of calcium and/or inconsistent watering. The good news is this disease does not spread from plant to plant in the field, nor from fruit to fruit in transit.  Also, prevention and/or treatment is not difficult.

Blossom end rot also affects:  peppers, melons, and eggplant.

Treatment:

Since blossom end rot is an environmental problem (not fungal), fungicides will not work as a control measure. We recommend the following:

1.  Maintain even moisture with regular watering, and mulching.
2. Applying Fertilome Yield Booster or Cal/Mag to supplement the much needed calcium will help eliminate the problem as well.

Now that’s ‘advice you can grow with’!