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What can this possibly be

Berkeley, CA(Zone 9a)

I've never seen this before. The entire plant looks very healthy, but many of the tomatoes look like this. A new one on me!
Possible problems?

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Richland, WA(Zone 7b)

Were the tomatoes growing in a confined space? Some of mine became squashed between branches as they grew, and looked similar to this.

Salem, NY(Zone 4b)

I agree with Jo.

I've seen those same creases with fruits that developed up against the wires of cages and also fruits that developed up against large main stems of plants that were sprawled. And If you're really lucky with cages you can see such creased fruits from wires and stems and also from fruit crowding and that's as follows.

You can also see them when several large fruits develop closely on a truss and they kinda bump into each other.And that can happen with sprawled plants as well.


Richland, WA(Zone 7b)

Good morning, Carolyn- I am flattered that you agree with my guess! I have so much respect for you and all your knowledge and experience with tomatoes. Have a great day!

Albersbach, Germany

I don't think so. He said MANY tomatoes looked like the one pictured. If you look closely around the indentations you see wrinkles in the skin as if it shrunk rather then being unable to grow out. Something strange going on. Ami

Richland, WA(Zone 7b)

I'm sticking with my story! LOL

Berkeley, CA(Zone 9a)

Nope, the tomatoes that are affected are not close to one another. So it is something else. As I said, I've never seen this one before! A new one on all of us passionate tomato growers.

Berkeley, CA(Zone 9a)

Has anyone looked at the photo again? Can anyone provide any other insight?

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

What were the temps during fruit set? It's a long shot but I'm wondering if cool temps during pollination resulted in mishappened fruit? Hey, it could be.

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