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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Test Your Knowledge - Tomatoes

Tomato fruit with sunken lesions

Here’s a problem that is not caused by a pathogen.  Is it:


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Notice that the damage is not, in fact, on the blossom end. These tomatoes have been exposed to the direct sun and have developed sunscald. In tomatoes, blossom-end rot does not develop on the side of the fruit. It may be at the blossom-end or internal.

Blossom-end rot of tomato Blossom-end rot of tomato

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