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A neighbour has asked what the problem with these tomatoes are?

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,559
    have you got a photo. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • OldcompostOldcompost Posts: 173
    Sorry, silly me.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,535
    Just looking at the fruits, it looks like a lack of calcium. Usually the cause is not a lack of calcium in the soil/compost, but due to irregular watering or using a combination of incompatible fertilizers.
    A photo of the plant that the tomatoes came from andwould help as there may be other causes - possibly even blight.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,559
    Perfectly eatable though, just cut the bits off. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • OldcompostOldcompost Posts: 173
    Thank you for your comments.  I can't get a photo of the plants as this was just a random meeting in the street.
  • romahevromahev Posts: 23
    MIXED TOMATOES -I planted two packs of tomato seeds thinking they were both cordons ! Then on seeing the free packet Of seeds I got from GW , were tumbling . So my question is how will I know which are which as I see you don’t nip out side shoots on tumbling where as Red Cherry seeds you do ! I know I should of labelled every pot .....
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,535
    I'm not sure, but in the back of my mind somewhere I recall that cordon tomatoes produce their trusses from the main stem, bush varieties (Tumbling) produce their trusses from the branches formed by the side shoots. So you could wait and see where the flowers begin to appear. But as I mentioned, I'm not SURE.
    See what other advice you get here
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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