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can any one tell me why this is started to happen on my beef tomatoes
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506
    Possibly Blossom End Rot although it doesn't look quite typical.

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1015844/blossom-end-rot/p1

    Hopefully @Italophile will see this and have some suggestions.
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  • Pondman01Pondman01 Posts: 71
    thanks  will see what comes up.
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731
    Yes, it looks like BER. Are any of the other fruits affected?
  • Pondman01Pondman01 Posts: 71
    I see another one has started on a different tomato plant. Sorry What is BER .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506
    edited July 2018
    Blossom End Rot ... see the link I posted earlier  :)

    It's a cultural problem, not a disease ... but some varieties are more prone than others and this weather isn't helping. 
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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731
    Blossom End Rot. It's brought about by plant stress. It's the result of the plant being unable to distribute sufficient calcium to its fruit via its internal mechanisms.

    Many many things can stress a plant. Irregular watering patterns are often cited as the cause. They could be the cause if the watering patterns are irregular but there may be other factors too. Fluctuating temperatures, overwatering, underwatering, sudden strong winds if the plant is outside, any or all of these could stress a plant.

    Plus some varieties - the plum shapes, San Marzano and Roma, etc - are very prone to the problem. No one knows why. But yours isn't a plum shape.

    Blossom End Rot is one of the more perplexing problems for the home tomato grower. As often as not, the cause cannot be identified.
  • Pondman01Pondman01 Posts: 71
    Thank you very much. Someone has said you epsom salts so will try that. What do you think.
  • Pondman01Pondman01 Posts: 71
    Thank you very much for this. As i have put epsom salts has been said what do you think 
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731
    No, Epsom Salts won't help. As was discussed in another thread recently, ES will provide magnesium, only useful if the soil is deficient, which is highly unlikely. Excess magnesium can actually compromise the availability of calcium.

    Where are the plants? Indoors or outdoors?
  • Pondman01Pondman01 Posts: 71
    Out door in a grow bag. Thanks
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