Hillbilly tomatoes

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Mon Aug 6 10:08:38 EDT 2001

BER is always an issue of water availability. While some cultivars tend to
be more susceptible, all cultivars are sensitive to lack of water during
fruit set and development. The most reliable remedy is well-managed drip
irrigation. The additional benefits you get with drip is much greater
productivity and fruit quality.

On another issue, I sent a response to the question of saving delicata seeds
earlier but it was rejected by lyris because it was too large (4
paragraphs). I didn't think it was large at all. Does the limit need to be
so small?

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center

>Good morning  --  This is our first year growing Hillbilly tomatoes.  We
>having terrible problems with blossom end rot.  Is BER typically a problem
>with this variety?  Any thoughts?  Thanks!  --  Tom

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