Blossom End Rot


Symptoms may occur at any stage in the development of the fruit, but, most commonly, are first seen when the fruit is one/third to one/half full size. As the name of the disease implies, symptoms appear only at the blossom end of the fruit. To start a small, water-soaked spot appears, which enlarges and darkens very fast as the fruits develop. The spot may enlarge until it covers as much as one third to one/half of the entire fruit surface, or the spot may remain small and unnoticeable. Large spots quickly dry out and become flattened, black, and leathery looking.