Tomatoe tops

Asked August 29, 2020, 9:52 AM EDT

My tomatoes had been doing fine all season but now they are cracking on the tops. What causes this and what can I do about it?

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Tomato cracking can have several causes: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/cracking-vegetables

Try to keep soil moisture levels even (don't let soil dry out.)

Sometimes, it's not really preventable, except to pick as soon as fruit starts to turn color on the bottom.

Ellen