Tomato Disorder: Physiological Fruit Problems
Author(s) Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson
Environmental factors can affect the look-and sometimes the flavor-of developing tomato fruits. Because these problems are not caused by disease organisms, there are no pesticide recommendations for prevention or management.
This 4-page publication briefly covers blossom end rot, blotchy ripening, catfacing, growth cracks, puffiness, and sunscald. For information about additional problems, please refer to Extension publication Tomato Disorder: Post-Harvest Fruit Diseases (A3799).