Why does home grown tomatoes have a tuff skin?

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 21, 2018

    Tough Tomato Skins: What Makes Tomato Have Thick Skin

    1. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com › Edible Gardens › Vegetables › Tomatoes

    May 8, 2018 - High heat can also cause a tomato plant to have thick skins. In high heat, tomato fruit can be scalded by the sun. In order to prevent sunscald on the tomato fruit, the tomato plants will start to produce tomatoes with tougher skins. The tough tomato skins are less likely to burn in the intense sunlight. Tough-skinned tomatoes | PennLive.com

    1. blog.pennlive.com/gardening/2007/10/toughskinned_tomatoes.html

    Oct 11, 2007 - But since it seems to be happening to every variety you've grown, the more likely factor is plant stress. In particular, lack of water or inconsistent soil moisture can cause tomato skins to thicken. Growing Tomatoes - Gardening Channel

    1. https://www.gardeningchannel.com › ... › Vegetables by Name N-Z › Tomatoes

    This can be caused by changes in the weather or not enough water. Thick, Tough Skin – Some fruits naturally have a tougher skin than others. Dry, hot weather and inconsistent water will also produce thicker skinned tomatoes. Tomato Horn-Worm – That ugly, fat caterpillar with the long spike on his head. What Causes Terribly Tough Skin on Tomatoes? - Houzz

    1. https://www.houzz.com/discussions/.../what-causes-terribly-tough-skin-on-tomatoes

    Jun 15, 2016 - I also like to use Principe Borghese for my cherry tomato variety. ... If want a cure for thetough skins scald them with pouring boiling water over them ... I don't normally do red cherry tomatoesso I have no advice on that one for ...

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 21, 2018

    Most varieties of tomatoes will do this if they lack sufficient water. Next year, try placing soaker hoses under black plastic, with holes punched in the plastic to permit water to enter and heat to escape. Plant the tomatoes inside "X" cuts in the plastic, measuring about 4"x 4", each (longer, if you are trench planting your tomatoes). Place fertilizer, water, 1 T Epsom salts, and small amount crushed eggshells in the holes. Move dirt over roots, close the "X", and use small stones or pin in place. Water regularly, noting that tomatoes typically dislike temps over 90 degrees (although the Southern US far exceeds that...). This year, try increasing water for the remaining season, watering at ground level, if possible. Hopefully, this will correct your problem!

  • OceeB OceeB on Jul 21, 2018


    In Georgia it would be High Heat and drought conditions of past years. So try planting where they might be shaded in hottest part of the day.