That means there will be no blossom-end rot
or cracking of the fruits, and no leaf-spot diseases.
Stress related to lack of water can lead to blossom-end rot
and/or poor fruit size and yield.
Mrs J Gilligan Beverly, E Yorks Hi Mrs Gilligan The black bottoms are called "blossom-end rot
" - little dark blotches at the end of the fruit.
The following data were collected: total mass of fruits, mass of marketable fruits, mass of fruits with blossom-end rot
, total diameter of fruits, and diameter of marketable fruits.
Tomatoes are very hungry feeders but it's important they get a balanced diet - too much nitrogen will lead to lots of green growth at the expense of flowering, a lack of calcium can lead to blossom-end rot
, while insufficient potassium will affect your fruit quality.
musae is also the causal agent of crown rot, stem-end rot and blossom-end rot
in bananas (Sangeetha et al., 2010).
Another abiotic (not-living, no insect or disease present) is called blossom-end rot
. This is seen as a black sunken area at the blossom (not stem end) of the fruit.
Cause Blossom-end rot
happens with uneven watering or plants having trouble absorbing calcium from the soil.
A sprinkling of lime in the planting hole when setting out cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower helps control clubroot, and a light application watered into the tomato patch guards against blossom-end rot
Then, to stop blossom-end rot
, I put down a full handful of pelletized Dolomitic Limestone, spread evenly, and another half-inch of soil over that.
3 Lack of calcium - often experienced when plants are too dry to absorb it - causes distorted leaves, spots and cracks on fruit as well as blossom-end rot
. Keep your plants moist to enable them to absorb calcium.
, on the other hand, is more likely to occur in plants grown in open ground.