Tomato Plants
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tomato fruit setting problem

Zone Bangalore | suresh_hs added on February 1, 2017 | Answered

I see this brown patch on tomatoes (attaching pics) in my organic garden. Not sure if it's a deficiency or disease. Need your kind suggestions. Thanks in advance. PS: I didn't apply any calcium or epsom salt or aspirin. Regards, Suresh.

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Alisma
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Answered on February 2, 2017

It looks like the brown patches are right at the bottoms of the tomatoes where the blossom end was, which means this is a case of blossom end rot. It's a physiological disease caused by lack of calcium in the tomato (but not necessarily in the soil). Here is more information about how to treat it:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossom-rot.htm
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Tomato_BlossRt.htm
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/environmental/blossom-end-rot/blossom-end-rot-of-tomato-and-pepper.aspx

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