Tomato Problems

Asked August 6, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT

Having problems with some of my tomatoes. See attached pics. Can you advise?

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1 Response

The mold growth observed in the pics is typically secondary to a primary problem. Judging just on the pics presented I would guess that you are dealing one of the following issues: either sun scald (especially if the plants are heavily exposed to the sun) or blossom end rot (if the problem is primarily located on the bottom end/blossom end of the fruit. Plants that have a more dense canopy protect against sun scald better. In dealing with blossom end rot see the following link: https://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/plantpathology/ext_files/PPFShtml/PPFS-VG-2.pdf