Planted with tomato fruit cracked? Tomato cracked fruit? Generally, these are the 5 reasons that can





Planted with tomato fruit cracked? Tomato cracked fruit? Generally, these are the 5 reasons that can be prevented early

Many fanmimi vegetable enthusiasts enjoy planting a pot of tomatoes on their balcony or rooftop. When the tomatoes grow up and you are looking forward to eating truly ripe tomatoes, you find that the tomato fruits are slowly cracking. There are cracks appearing on the surface of the tomatoes. What is going on? So, today the fanmimi blog wants to share what to do if the tomatoes you are growing have cracked fruits. What to do about cracked tomato fruits?


Reasons for Tomato Fruit Cracking

Tomato fruit cracking is actually the commonly referred to as "cracking," which is a frequent occurrence and a common physiological disease. It usually happens when tomatoes are about to ripen and change color, and if not dealt with promptly, pathogens can invade through the cracks. Fruits that were safe to eat can become diseased and rotten.

fanmimi would like to share why carefully tended tomatoes can experience fruit cracking and how to effectively prevent it?

Potted tomato cracking is often related to water management, light conditions, and fertilizer supply. Due to the limited space of potted plants, the soil's ability to retain moisture and provide nutrients is different from field cultivation, which requires us to be more attentive and thoughtful in the maintenance process.

1. Water Management:

The soil of potted tomatoes is prone to drying out, and both overwatering and under-watering can lead to fruit cracking. The key is to maintain a moderate level of moisture and avoid drastic fluctuations in soil humidity.

2. Light Conditions:

Adequate light promotes healthy tomato growth, but intense direct sunlight can cause the soil to dry out quickly, increasing the risk of cracking. Appropriate shading and diffuse light are ideal for potted tomatoes.

3. Fertilizer Supply:

Excessive nitrogen fertilizer can make the tomato fruit grow too quickly, while potassium fertilizer helps with the toughness of the fruit skin. Reasonable fertilization, especially increasing the proportion of potassium fertilizer, can effectively reduce the phenomenon of fruit cracking.

▲ The top of the tomato fruit has cracked


Preventing Tomato Fruit Cracking

1. Moderate Watering:

Adopt the principle of "seeing dry and seeing wet," maintaining the soil slightly moist, and avoiding alternating waterlogging and drought.

2. Reasonable Fertilization:

Regularly apply balanced compound fertilizers and increase the amount of potassium fertilizer during the fruit growth period.

3. Adjust Light

Adjust the position of the potted plants according to weather changes to ensure tomatoes receive an appropriate amount of light and avoid intense direct sunlight.

Timely Pruning: Remove excess leaves and branches to maintain ventilation and light penetration, reducing the occurrence of diseases and pests.

In addition to the above prevention methods, there is also a very simple and feasible method. Most tomato fruit cracking occurs during the color change period when the fruit is already close to maturity. Once you notice a tendency for fruit cracking and cracks appear on the skin, we can directly pick it off. Otherwise, pathogens will invade the cracks, and you won't be able to eat it, which is not cost-effective.

What are some unique experiences or methods that can effectively prevent cracking in potted tomato fruits? Welcome to leave a message at the bottom of the article to share your green wisdom.





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