Why do my tomatoes get brown cracks and brown spots?

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We can't produce any tomatoes without brown cracks. They look defective but still taste great after the brown is cut off. It wastes much of the tomatoe.
Mary Lou

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  • Peggy Beeson Peggy Beeson on Sep 01, 2017
    I just read about this because it was happening to ours too. It's from a burst of water like a heavy rain or a lot of rain. The tomato is growing faster on the inside than the skin is which causing it to split. They're perfectly fine to eat.
  • Dmotan Dmotan on Sep 01, 2017
    sometimes it is too much water.
    • Mar16248398 Mar16248398 on Sep 02, 2017
      Thank you. I watered them in the beginning of this hot summer. The heavy rains only added to the problem. They do tase great though.
      Mary Lou
  • Dawnne Woodie Dawnne Woodie on Sep 02, 2017
    The water is the issue with tomatoes. It reminds me of watermelons, tho'. With watermelons, you want to pick those who actually have the brown streaks, and the "bottom" being very light. The brown is a result of bees on the blooms.....the more the bees, the more the streaks, the sweeter the melons. I bought a watermelon last week that was full of the streaks, and my friend who was with me told me it would be bad. I got it home, and we cracked it open, and it has been the sweetest melon I've had in a long time. The tomatoes with the cracks and streaks are definitely edible, and usually delicious, just trim the cracks out slightly, and sprinkle a little salt on 'em, and chow down!
    • Mar16248398 Mar16248398 on Sep 03, 2017
      Thanks for the info, the tomatoes are delicious. I started out watering them because it was so hot, then the rain came.
      Mary Lou
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