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I have this early girl who is doing great, as a matter of fact out of the 15 years I've been growing them this year has been the best, but..... I'm still having problems with end rot but not on all of them. I have many clusters of 4 or 5 tomatoes and maybe two will get end rot and the other 3 will be fine. I've been giving it some calcium once a week but maybe I should give it a little more. What would cause some to get end rot and not the others?

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Are you planting in pots or in the ground?? Sometimes calcium is there but the water intake is not allowing the plant to absorb it.

Some plants are just weaker, roots are not as deep, have poorer circulation. One year I had 8 cherry tomato plants in the same area and only one had blossom end rot. I change the area where I plant my tomatoes every year...and keep my egg shells to grind up to add to the bottom of the hole where I plant them as well.

I find the best fix is to decide the area where you will plant the year ahead, add some limestone in late Fall...then plant the following year.

Once your tomatoes have set, adding calcium seems to do little for the fruit that has already started to grow. Next year, add some to the bottom of the whole before you set your plants in their place as well.


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They are in the ground. My main concern was why some have it and some don't especially in the same cluster. Next year I am planning on just having Better Bush plants. I have one this year and am getting nice one slice size tomatoes for a sandwich and no end rot at all. I may plant one Early Girl though. No matter what I plant I will plan ahead and add some limestone and eggshells. Thanks for your response.

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thumbup Good luck.


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