Tomatoes changing color when small

by Melisa
(Moapa, Nevada USA)

I have a beefmaster tomato plant and one of the tomatoes is about 1/2 - 1 inch in diameter and has started changing color. I know the beefmaster variety is supposed to produce large tomatoes; is it ok that it's changing colors now?

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Jun 18, 2011
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Plant under stress
by: Clark

It sounds like your plant is under stress and is producing small fruit. A number of factors can be considered: Over or under-watering? Over- or under fertilizing. Poor soil? Too hot? Windy? Growing in a too-small container?

So yes, if the fruit is changing color now you're probably not going to get full-size fruit.

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