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worlie
Bright, IN

August 19, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9246480

Here are pics of what I discovered on my heirloom brandywine tomatoes. Anyone know what is going on and is there something I should do about it? Thanks!

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9247032

Belly button syndrome.

Nah, just kidding. Not sure there's ANYTHING wrong. I had Blossom end rot on one of my Better boys though.
6aseeder
Arlington, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9247934

it's called "cat-facing" and some varieties of tomatoes are more susceptible than others. brandywines are one of those susceptible varieties. it does not hurt anything and there is nothing to be done but eat them.
worlie
Bright, IN

August 20, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9248256

Thanks for the responses. I wondered if it was "cat-facing", but I haven't found any pics that look like mine do. Just horribly deformed, extreme examples of what tomatoes with cat-facing look like.

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