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Cracks on Bottom Side of Tomato

This may be related to my prior question about cracks on the bottom side of tomatoes. A few plants I'm growing have appeared with holes on the bottom side as they've started to ripen. Is this potentially related to catfacing the plant experienced earlier in the season or could it possibly be related to a bug or pest?

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  • Are these pictures of the catfaced tomatoes in your earlier question after ripening? This looks exactly like the other question – Lorem Ipsum Jul 22 '11 at 13:14
  • These are ones that were not catfaced originally, all of those were disposed of. As these have ripened the holes have developed as in the picture. – Jakkwylde Jul 22 '11 at 14:07
  • Alright. I don't know much about tomato diseases (although I grow lots of them, never had one rot out on me), so I'll let others decide if it's a bug/different disease or catface again. – Lorem Ipsum Jul 22 '11 at 14:11
  • Since it looks similar, the condition is caused by injury to the blossoms, and we've established that your plants did have catfacing (so we know that at least some blossoms were damaged), I'm going with catfacing again. – bstpierre Jul 22 '11 at 16:41
  • @Jakkwylde, Apart from fruit damage, are the plants healthy, leaves look good, etc? A photo of a complete plant might help... – Mike Perry Jul 22 '11 at 17:03

This can be caused due to sudden vegetable / fruit growth in a short period of time. It can be actually caused by several factors:

-fertilizing too much or too late in the season

-weather plays a huge role, has it been very dry where you are from with sudden rain?

-or has the temperature dropped during the night so much that there is a big change from the day temp to the night temp

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