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Zone 7a | co692op added on August 31, 2020 | Answered

My tomatoes are cracked on the top. What causes this?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 1, 2020

Usually, this is from the soil being too dry, then watered suddenly. Soil will need to, only, dry out down to about 4 inches between waterings, but at least dry down to 2 inches. Anything outside of the 2-4 inch range will be too much or too little water.

Here is an article that will help you to prevent this in the future:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-cracking.htm

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