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Brown or tan spots on the blossom end of tomatoes or on the underside of peppers.
Blossom end rot results from calcium availability problems when the fruit is forming. Calcium availability is affected by irrigation levels (both too much water, and too little water), as well as by the amount of calcium present in the soil.
Signs & Symptoms
- Brown or tan spots on the blossom end of tomatoes
- Brown or tan spots on the underside of peppers
- fruit is still edible – just cut off the damaged parts
How to Positively Identify
Prevention & Control
Temperature & Humidity:
– irregular water & heat cause blossom end rot