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tomato blossom end rot

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 18:43

I am growing Alicante,Shirley and Moneymaker tomatoes in my greenhouse in NE England.

Being wary of blossom end rot I have been meticulous in a regular watering regime. They have been fed epsom salts and calcium as well as a propietary sea weed feed. I have still had B.E.R on several fruit. Why? and what else can I do to eliminate it next year

mystery tomato

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:29

to all you disbelievers out there visit Google and type in "strawberry in tomato"

mystery tomato

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:28

When I took the photo of the open tom I tried to get closer in so as to show the external seeds on the strawberry. The size is an optical illusion but it did weigh in at just under one pound.

I can understand people being sceptical. I would if I hadn't been there.

All I want is a horticultural expert to tell me how and why

mystery tomato

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 10:32

I've got Kew Gardens on the case. Will report back

mystery tomato

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 10:11

I know it looks like a fake but believe me it's real. Take a look at the attached photo taken the day before when I picked it.


mystery tomato

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 22:17

I have grown some Spanish Monserrat toms in the greenhouse. I have also had a few strawberries in pots in the greenhouse.

Today I cut into one of the large tomatoes and what was inside......a perfectly formed strawberry. Red with all the external seeds on it but tasting like a tomato!!! Never seen anything like it. Explanations please!!

(See photo attached



Posted: 14/07/2015 at 18:46

I have several clematis growing up trellis and garden fence. I prune them each year almost to ground level and they grow prolifically. However no flowers are produced until they are about 6 ft high. How can I get them to flower nearer the ground??

tomato problems

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 14:52

Thnx for this. Maybe I had them too close together. I watered them evering evening - about two pints per plant. I did this because I understood if they flopped that would cause blossom end rot.

As a precaution I intend to spray the whole greenhouse with Jeyes fluid in the early spring

tomato problems

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:51

PS door and  roof vents always open during this hot summer

tomato problems

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:49

I grerw them from seed starting off about the beginning of April. Transferred to 3 inch pots early May then into the greenhouse in bottomless pots sitting on growbags.

I sprayed once when they were about 2 ft high with an fungicide. The early fruit grew flattened with the black patch on the blossom end.

Hope this helps

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