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Why are only grape tomatoes splitting?

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Why are only grape tomatoes splitting?

Post  JustMe on 8/5/2011, 12:15 am

I have sugar sweet cherry tomatoes, green zebras, early girl and grape tomatoes (can't recall the name) in my SFG.

All are producing a-ok, except the grape plant. It has a number of tomatoes, but just as they turn the first hint of orange, they split. None of the green grape tomatoes are splitting or cracking.

Is there something I should be doing or not doing? Is this a grape tomato issue? This has happened in the last week w/the first potentially ripe ones. None of the other tomatoes have splitting issues.

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Re: Why are only grape tomatoes splitting?

Post  Goosegirl on 8/5/2011, 8:45 am

It could just be the variety. Someone else posted regarding cracking tomatoes (one of the Tomato Tuesday threads, I think). The skin of the variety makes a big difference as far as cracking. I had the same issue last year with one of my slicers. Out of 15 plants, 5 varieties, only one plant (the only one of that variety) cracked - and EVERY FRUIT on the vine cracked!



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