We were very excited to see that last week’s post on tomato diseases made our top 10 viewed blog posts for the Organic Forecast blog!  Since it seems everyone is into diseases and disorders, and Debbie asked us an excellent question about ‘rot’ she found on her tomatoes, we thought we would dedicate this week’s post to a common malady we see on tomatoes, squash, watermelon and peppers called blossom end rot.

Blossom end rot on a green tomato

Thanks for the question Debbie because I suspect that many of our viewers have wondered the same.  Here is a past pest advisory about blossom end rot from our experts with the Utah Pests Team – enjoy and remember, if all else fails, you can always cut off and eat around blossom end rot damage!

blossom end rot IPM Advisory clip

Ripe tomato with blossom end rot