Saturday, July 1, 2017

Home Grown: Sun Protection for Tomato Skins

To prevent sunscald, maintain a healthy foliage cover. Keep plants well-watered and free of pests and diseases that can reduce foliage. Don't prune your tomato plants and place them densely enough that they can benefit from mutual shade. Keeping the soil cool with plenty of water and mulch helps, too.

If you let your plants sprawl on the ground, don't turn them to expose the underside of the fruit. That's a common cause of sunscald.

Summer heat can also cause cracking in tomatoes. Radial cracks are most common, starting near the fruit stem, and developing down the sides of the fruit wall. Concentric cracks sometimes appear as circles around the stem end of the fruit.

Continued in... Sun Protection for Tomato Skins

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