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Polish linguisa tomato and blossom end rot

 
Peter Ellis
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Anyone familiar with this cultivar? We have several types of tomatoes going this year, including the polish linguisa. It is the only one showing blossom end rot, and it is having a severe problem. Wondering if this is something typical of the cultivar, or if there are some quirks we should know about that might address the problem.

I am particularly confused by the fact that it is happening with the one variety and not other that are growing all around it.
 
William Bronson
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No idea about the variety but generic cacium supliment for humans could be dissolved in water, it might bw picked up by the plants quickly enough to stop the problem.
Epson salts are also credited with preventing BLR.
 
Joe Skeletor
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Not sure about the Polish Linguisa in particular, but I have seen before where a single variety (I think it was a paste, maybe Amish Paste) has terrible blossom end rot, but the other 10 or 12 varieties are all fine. Maybe certain varieties are more prone to it?


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I also don't know that variety, but roma/paste tomatoes are pretty notorious for blossom end rot.
Peter, do you have other roma/paste tomatoes that are doing ok?
From what I understand, a lack of calcium being transported to the plant's generally the problem.
There may be enough in the soil, but romas need consistent, deep watering to make it available.
 
Peter Ellis
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Three paste varieties, the linguisa, Amish paste and San marzano. First time growing paste tomatoes. I had not known they would have any different needs than salad types. And the problem appears limited to the linguisa.
Dumped close to a pound of eggshells into their beds last night. Will see how that works.
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