Basically, the green fruit decays from the point where the flower used to me.
I still have a lot of green healthy tomatoes on the vine quickly moving to read. I may be able to make a sauce this weekend. Or at least a mighty tasty sandwich.
But I did lose a few.
Some preliminary research taught me that this is likely caused by a lack of Calcium. For some reason, the roots can't pull up enough. That could be due to poor soil, too much water, or too much drying out.
The first step was to pull the bad fruit. Then I added some fertilizer sticks to the soil and gave them a good soaking. While I'm out of town, the GF will water them (she does good work) and hopefully, I'll be drowning in deep red fruit in a matter of weeks.
Garden news isn't always good. But those occasional setbacks make the fresh food all the more delicious.
You can see more of my garden pictures here.