Preventing Tomato Puffiness (hollowness or boxiness)

Tomato puffiness is slab-sided fruit with hollow gaps between the outer wall and locules and a reduced number of seeds. It is caused by extreme environmental conditions such as high or low temperature. An imbalance in the feed solution e.g. a low EC, low potassium or excessive nitrogen can lead to puffiness in tomatoes.
Preventing Tomato Puffiness (hollowness or boxiness)
Why Tomatoes are Hollow Inside? Tomato fruits may end up hollow if they weren’t completely pollinated as flowers or something failed in early seed development. This happens for a variety of reasons, including improper temperature or excessive rains that may interfere with pollinator activity, or incorrect fertilization, especially when levels of nitrogen are high and potassium are low. Hollow fruits, also known as puffiness in tomatoes, can’t be reversed in fruits already developing, but future fruits can be protected by doing a soil test before fertilizing. Environmental conditions that deter pollinators are difficult to control, but most puffy tomatoes disappear as the season progresses.
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