Re: [tomato] watering, etc.

Edmund C. Flynn (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 18:22:44 -0400 wrote:
< Also one of the tomatoes has a little patch of what looks like a scar (I
think this is

> called cat facing).  It isn't soft there, just a little brown patch of
> lines, like a healed wound.  What causes this

"Catfacing is an abiotic disease caused by factors that seriously disturb
initial fruit development during blossoming. Symptoms are extreme malformation
and scarring frequently associated with the blossom end. Two specific factors
that may cause catface are cool weather during fruit set and injury from 2,4-D
herbicide." ...from Identifying Diseases of Vegetables .... Penn State Univsity

Ed  Flynn

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