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any botanists ?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 19, 2019 08:38AM
We have cherry tomatoes growing in small pots.
3 in front of the house, SE exposure.
3 in the back, NE exposure.
Same watering schedule.
They're all from the same cell pot purchase this year.

2 in front are in old cement planters. One in plastic.
2 in the rear are in plastic, one in a grow bag.
The ones up front are more prolific due to better and more sun.
But their skin is definitely chewier.
Why would that be?


If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is sitting on my keyboard.
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Re: any botanists ?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 19, 2019 01:03PM
More sunlight leads to a thicker skin, perhaps as an adaptation to keep the inside from losing moisture due to evaporation and/or transpiration?

When I was a kid my stepdad off and on grew tomato plants in the back yard, but since he never grew any varieties I liked I never took an active role in their care.

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