NIGEL CATTLIN / HOLT STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NIGEL CATTLIN / HOLT STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Blossom end rot. Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) with blossom end rot caused by calcium deficiency. A lack of moisture or variation between dry and wet conditions is also to blame. A moist lesion forms on the bottom of the fruits, and may split, allowing bacterial or fungal infections to take hold. Calcium application and permanently moist soil may prevent the problem.
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