I’ve been roasting up a storm here at Henbogle, but in a few of my tomatoes, I’ve encountered a strange phenomena. The tomato looks unblemished on the outside, but on the inside, in the seed cavity, there is a dark lesion, almost like a scar, it is hard and dry, not at all like mold. The tomato tastes fine.
Thus far I have only seen it in my paste tomatoes, the Amish Paste, Striped Roman and Orange Bananas. It doesn’t seem to be impacting my yield, and I haven’t noticed any significant loss of fruit — although we lost some which I was attributing to winds and rain from Irene.
I am wondering what this might be, has anyone seen this before or have any suggestions? I read somewhere it might be blossom end rot, but can’t verify that. We certainly have had some uneven moisture of late, so that could be the case despite the plastic mulch. I’ll be asking my Master Gardening pals, and will report back any definitive answer I receive from there, but I’d love to hear from my blogger cronies with your ideas.