Re: [tomato] Spotty Tomatoes

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 10:34:01 -0600

At 10:50 AM 6/20/2000 EDT, you wrote:
>I have an assortment of tomatoes and they seem to do very well in the early 
>spring, but as summer progresses, the fruit develops white blotchy spots 
>under the skin.  The spots can sometimes cover large areas, are very tough, 
>and seem to cause early deterioration of the fruit.  It affects all
>except the cherry.  Has anyone seen this problem before and know the cause 
>and a solution?
>Richard V.
>Northern Florida
If it's small areas, it may be where stink bugs have inserted their
probosces to have a drink. See Mary Louise Flint's "Pests of the Garden and
Small Farm," but I still think you have sunscald. Margaret L