Author Topic: Early Girl tomatoes are turning out mealy.  (Read 124 times)

Charli

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Early Girl tomatoes are turning out mealy.
« on: August 09, 2021, 11:33:05 pm »
Hello....
     This is my first time growing an urban garden in my backyard in the city of San Francisco and using an earth box to grow tomatoes in.
Obviously not even a semi green thumb since the very start of my tomatoes ripening, I have come to find they are mealy inside.  If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it as well as my husband who is tolerating eating them in salads anyway but not really enjoying it.
Thanks!

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Re: Early Girl tomatoes are turning out mealy.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 09:19:06 am »
Charli, environment can cause this, leaving on the plants can cause this, variety coupled with other factors can cause this. What variety are you growing?
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Charli

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Re: Early Girl tomatoes are turning out mealy.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 11:10:02 am »
I am growing Early Girl tomatoes on one side of the Earthbox and Big Beef tomatoes on the opposite side.  I do leave them on the vines until they are red in color but when I do pick them, they are still very firm.  The weather here in San Francisco has not been very warm, 68 has been the highest and I am right on the bay.  I do keep my Earthbox tube full of water everyday as well. 

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Re: Early Girl tomatoes are turning out mealy.
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 11:41:08 am »
I would try picking a couple when they just start showing color. At this point they have all the sugars they're going to have. Place these on a warm windowsill or next to your coffee maker on the counter. Once starting to color tomatoes ripen in response to temperature, not sunlight. Try it an see what happens.
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