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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 7th Jun 19, 10:43 AM
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    What's wrong with these tomatoes please.
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    • 7th Jun 19, 10:43 AM
    What's wrong with these tomatoes please. 7th Jun 19 at 10:43 AM
    https://imgur.com/FUHjdwX

    Can anyone tell me what's wrong with these please.

    They are Ailsa Craig growing in growbags. We have several different varieties growing and the all seem to be OK.

    Had a look in a 'Be Your Own Vegetable Doctor' and nothing looks like this.

    Thanks

    Pam
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    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 7th Jun 19, 12:33 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th Jun 19, 12:33 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 12:33 PM
    Yikes
    I've had a few Ailsa Craig go a liitle like that in the past - looks like it could be catfacing - if so then it'll be down to the cooler weather after that hot spell
    Why am I in this handcart and where are we going ?
    • Farway
    • By Farway 7th Jun 19, 1:16 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Jun 19, 1:16 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 1:16 PM
    They'll still be edible, just a bit ugly
    • Camomile
    • By Camomile 13th Jun 19, 10:21 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Jun 19, 10:21 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:21 PM
    Fruit like this usually comes from fused flowers
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 14th Jun 19, 5:25 AM
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    • #5
    • 14th Jun 19, 5:25 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 5:25 AM
    Fruit like this usually comes from fused flowers
    Originally posted by Camomile
    Interesting to know - I feel an experiment coming on (when it stops raining)
    Why am I in this handcart and where are we going ?
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 14th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
    Thanks Camomile, I've looked up fused flowers and can only find glass fused flowers lol. Can you tell me what they are please?
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 14th Jun 19, 1:56 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Jun 19, 1:56 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 1:56 PM
    As unrecordings said - No. 6 on this list -
    www.saferbrand.com/articles/common-tomato-plant-problems-how-to-fix-them
    • Camomile
    • By Camomile 14th Jun 19, 3:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 3:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 3:21 PM
    Look up tomato megablooms or I think I saw the description deflected tomatoes somewhere. It is abnormal flower resulting in fruit looking a bit wonky. Nothing wrong with the fruit, still edible.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 14th Jun 19, 4:29 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 4:29 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 4:29 PM
    Look up tomato megablooms or I think I saw the description deflected tomatoes somewhere. It is abnormal flower resulting in fruit looking a bit wonky. Nothing wrong with the fruit, still edible.
    Originally posted by Camomile
    Fasciation occurs in a range of plants and, as you say, there's nothing wrong with the flower and fruit apart from the strange shapes it causes but I don't think that's the reason in the case.
    • Camomile
    • By Camomile 14th Jun 19, 9:05 PM
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    I must say I googled catfacing,didnít know the the word.
    Iíve grown tomatoes for about 12 years now and only had the problem with big/medium varieties of tomatoes, never with cherry ones.
    Iím in the Highlands of Scotland where temperatures even in the summer are much lower than in England so I found it interesting that some plants would be affected and some not.
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 14th Jun 19, 9:20 PM
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    I'll just leave this here then - it's an Ailsa Craig grown in South Yorkshire...

    Why am I in this handcart and where are we going ?
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 15th Jun 19, 10:56 AM
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    I must say I googled catfacing,didnít know the the word.
    Iíve grown tomatoes for about 12 years now and only had the problem with big/medium varieties of tomatoes, never with cherry ones.
    Iím in the Highlands of Scotland where temperatures even in the summer are much lower than in England so I found it interesting that some plants would be affected and some not.
    Originally posted by Camomile



    I hadn't heard of it or seen it on any tomatoes we've grown before, we've been growing our own tomatoes for over 40 years now so a long time.
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