[Market-farming] blossom end rot

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Fri May 9 12:08:40 EDT 2003

I've seen the same thing. Some varieties are more prone to BER. Probably has
to do with how efficient they are at transpiring water and transporting
calcium within the xylem (plumbing).

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

>I've never had it except for San Marzano plum tomotoes! All of them had it.
>And all the toms (about 25 varieties) were grown under the same conditions.
>So I wonder how much of it is in the plants, too. Maybe these plums (my
>Sarnos were fine) are suseptible to BER.

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