Blossom End Rot

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


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.


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’!