Why is my tomatos routing on the bottom just as they start to turn ripe
Whitley County Kentucky
Hello. Thank you for your question. Please contact the Extension Agent and he will be glad to assist you. I have also included a link to an educational publication.
When the bottom of tomatoes rot it's called "blossom end rot"
The following publication does a good job of explaining the causes and ways to prevent this from occuring. But, a quick answer is not enough calcium getting to the plant and also inconsistent watering (which makes the plant not able to take up calcium well). I encourage you to read further from the link below. It does a much better job explaining "blossom end rot" than I can.