My tomatoes have black spots before they ripen, what can I do?

My tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes but before they ripen a black spot appears and the tomatoes rot. What can I do?
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  • Jay Jay on Jun 17, 2016
    If the black spot appears at the end of the tomato (opposite stem), it is most likely blossom end rot. If you have a calcium tablet, or the water you used to boil eggs, or even egg shells, apply them. The blossom end rot is dfue to a lack of calcium. When you plant your tomatoes, add some crushed egg shells at the bottom of the hole, along with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts. Jay, Oneonta, NY

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 17, 2016
    That is a calcium deficiency. There are powders you can put around your plants for that situation.