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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?


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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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