How to Save Tomatoes From Blossom End Rot

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Photo credit: http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/

Around this time of year, tomatoes are starting to ripen and blossom end rot becomes an issue for many people. If you have a tomato plant but are unaware of what blossom end rot is, it is a round, brown spot on the bottom of the fruit that gets dry and leathery. It is caused by calcium deficiency and when too much nitrogen fertilizer is applied to the plant. Rot-Stop is a product that helps to correct the calcium deficiency. All you have to do is spray the product onto the leaves of the plant when it is growing rapidly. When the fruit has already been affected by blossom end rot, it can not be saved. If you have newer fruit on the plant that is unaffected, if you spray the leaves as directed, you will be able to keep that fruit from rotting. 

 
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Sophie Elliott