Tomato disorders

Tomato disorders and their causes.

Disorder Character causes
Fruit cracking Cracking is common in tomato, radial and concentric cracking are common A period of drought followed by sudden heavy irrigation.  Boron deficiency
Blossom end rot BER is a severe disorder in greenhouse cultivated tomatoes. Due to Ca deficiency and high temperature.
Puffiness The fruit surface is generally flattened and locules are unfilled with pulp and seed Poor pollination, Low or high temperature
Sun scald Whitish, sunken and papery lesion develops due to sun heat Exposure of fruits to high temperature > 40 degree C
Cat face Malformation and scarring of fruits Unfavorable growing conditions, Temperature below 16 degree C
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