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What's Wrong With This Tomato?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I've got a weird tomato and I was hoping that someone might know what this is.

This Cherokee Purple tomato is just plain ugly.  But it seems firm and doesn't have any open cracks.  The plant is otherwise healthy and this is the only tomato on it that looks like that.  It was a small tomato when we planted the plant, so the only thing I can think of is that it's cracked as it's grown.  Perhaps the wet weather had something to do with it also?
At any rate, the bottom is starting to turn red in this picture and, now that we're a couple days past when I took this, it's ripened even more.  I guess we'll find out when it's fully ripe and we slice it open.
If you have any ideas, please leave me a comment!

I've shared this post with this week's HomeAcre Hop in hopes that someone knows what this is!


  1. Hey CP .... Can't wait to see what it looks like cut.

  2. I have only ever planted a tomato plant once that already had a fruit on it and it, too, turned out crazy looking and the plant did not do that well either. Next time, if there ever is one, I will pull off any fruit before setting the plant in the garden. It will be interesting to see how yours turns out.

  3. It looks like a major case of sunscald and cracking. Otherwise I'd just say it is a flukey tomato. Thanks for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop though!


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