Sungold splitting problems

gutierrez-lagatta gutierrez-lagatta at charter.net
Fri Mar 15 03:36:08 EST 2002


For what it's worth...last summer there were discussions on a
hydroponic mailing list regarding splitting problems with Sungold
tomatoes.  It was recommended that the grower increase his nutrient
concentration by almost 50% (from an EC of 24 to 34) and the splitting
problems went away.

So..for you more traditional growers, it may be worth increasing the
amount of nutrients you feed these plants.  In hydroponics, a higher
level of nutrients is reported distort the leaves but at the same time
it produces fruit with thicker skins and better texture and flavor.  I
would assume the same would be true in conventional soil culture.

Adriana Gutierrez
Birmingham




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