Rotten tomato bottoms

Asked July 31, 2019, 4:41 PM EDT

I picked the first ripe fruit from my tomato garden and the bottom of the tomato is brown and rotten. Please help me ID the problem and find a good short term solution to save my ripening tomatoes. And what should I do to prevent the recurrence later this year? And for next year? Thank you so much!

PS:the picture is of another fruit from the same plant. My for your

Isabella County Michigan

1 Response

Blossom end rot. Everything you need to know is in the following two links:

Adjust your watering schedule uniformly and discard the first affected tomatoes.
Those to follow may or may not be okay. The suggestion is to submit a soil sample for a soil test for a small fee prior to the next growing season: Tell them what you wish to grow in the soil and you will receive a report declaring exactly what is needed for optimal growth.

Good luck!