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Why are the skins on my tomatoes tough?
Posted by Dobies Staff on 15 April 2014 01:51 PM

The toughness of tomato skins is dependent on the way the crop has been grown.  Too much heat or sunlight will result in tough skins so the greenhouse should be adequately ventilated and lightly shaded to prevent the fruit ripening too quickly. 

It is also possible to produce fruit with tough skins where the plant is not growing vigorously due to low temperatures or the plants receiving insufficient water and tomato food.

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