Blooms End Rot

Blossom End rotHow is your garden harvest coming along?  We hear from our customers that tomato and squash plants are producing large crops this year.  Peppers are doing well too.

Some customers have asked about Blooms End Rot or Blossom End Rot.  Blossom End Rot is a physical disorder that occurs at the blossom end of garden fruit. You can recognize Blossom End Rot by the rotting end of the fruit while it is still on the plant. It is caused by calcium deficiency in the soil. Water stress and too much nitrogen usually compound the problem.

To prevent the problem we recommend you use mulch around the tomatoes to even out soil moisture.

For more information check out the Texas A&M Aggie Horticulture site.