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Subject:  Lack of calcium does not cause BER

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Watlington, UK

For the past few months I've been thinking how to get more Ca into the fruit to prevent a thin blossom end, and then I read this:


5/1/2019 5:39:48 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

That’s been my suspicion for awhile now...don’t even get me started on the endoplasmic reticulum....

5/1/2019 6:26:24 PM

Orange U. Glad


That article was written nearly 5 years ago. Is that the current accepted opinion?

5/1/2019 7:41:32 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

*ber in tomatoes

5/1/2019 7:42:57 PM


Oak Grove, Mn

BER in tomatoes...the blight of indoor growing. Pushing Ca to extreme levels in the soil or hydro has not made a dent in stopping it. Still searching for the answer....

5/1/2019 8:33:32 PM


central Nc

Reticulum? Damn near killed him!

Seriously though, I always look at it as water stress. Plant pulls water from fruit during stress and the end of the line is the blossom end. So those cells die first. I would reckon low humidity indoors could cause it too. Just a dumb guess.

5/1/2019 9:20:22 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

And if you add to that the multiplicative inverse of pruning excessively...well..let’s just say the science is there....

5/1/2019 9:53:29 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

The only time I have had BER on my tomatoes was when I grew them in a pot.

5/1/2019 9:59:10 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Wall thickness... Silica is supposed to help and so is calcium. But my plants look like crap so what do I know... Not enough.

5/2/2019 1:05:35 AM

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