Cracking Tomatoes

by Ron
(Port Orange, Florida)

Cracked Tomato

Cracked Tomato

I have tomato plants in 5-gal. buckets. Producing some nice tomatoes and beautiful plants but the fruit seems to have splits and cracks. Am I over watering?

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Nov 11, 2015
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Tomato plants
by: Clark_T

Tomato plants like to be watered on a regular schedule, otherwise the skin will harden and crack.

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Aug 14, 2011
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consitent watering needed
by: Anonymous

I have read that this is caused by inconsistent watering. The plants like to be watered on a regular schedule, otherwise the skin will harden and crack.

I water daily with a mister for about 30 min. at roughly the same time each day (adjust for mother nature doing her thing).

Once I got into this pattern the plants stopped producing cracked tomatoes and the texture of the skin is softer. Hope this help.

These are in a garden, not a pot.

May 07, 2011
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Cracking Tomatoes
by: Anonymous

I have had cracked tomatoes after we have had a heavy rain after a dry period or have watered by hand too much.

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