Roma Tomato Plants

Roma Tomatoes With Brown Spots on the Bottom

Anonymous added on June 27, 2011 | Answered

Our Roma tomoato plant has fruit on it with brown spots on the bottom of the tomatoes. What causes it and how can you prevent it?

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Answered on June 28, 2011

Your tomatoes are suffering from tomato blossom-end rot--due to a lack of calcium in the blossom end of fruits. It is also more prevalent on the first fruits that ripen. Improve the soil quality around your tomato plants, cut spots off the affected tomato fruits (or simply discard them), and salvage what you can of the crop. To improve the soil and prevent future problems, maintain adequate, consistent soil moisture through proper mulching and watering. This article will also help:

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